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Bertrand Russell

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Biography - Bertrand Russell:

British philosopher, logician and mathematician.
Born: 1872 - Died: 1970
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell




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French
L'ennui dans ce monde, c'est que les idiots sont sûrs d'eux et les gens sensés pleins de doutes.”
Bertrand Russell

German
Das ist der ganze Jammer: Die Dummen sind so sicher und die Gescheiten so voller Zweifel.”
Bertrand Russell

Italian
La causa principale dei problemi è che al mondo d'oggi gli stupidi sono strasicuri, mentre gli intelligenti sono pieni di dubbi.”

Spanish
Gran parte de las dificultades por las que atraviesa el mundo se deben a que los ignorantes están completamente seguros y los inteligentes llenos de dudas.”




See also  

See also...



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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections

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Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.”
Charles Darwin

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It is a great error to take oneself for more than one is, or for less than one is worth.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




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Quotes about doubt:



Quotes for: doubt

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To be, or not to be, that is the question.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.”
André Gide
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When in doubt tell the truth.”
Mark Twain - Pudd'nhead Wilson
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When in doubt, leave it out.”
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When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”
René Descartes - Principles of Philosophy
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Quotes about intelligence:



Quotes for: intelligence

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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
Sigmund Freud
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Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.”
Immanuel Kant - Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?
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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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To be able to discern what is true as true and what is false as false — this is the mark and character of intelligence.”
Emanuel Swedenborg
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Bertrand Russell also said...


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I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.”
Bertrand Russell
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Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot ensure our own prosperity except by ensuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.”
Bertrand Russell
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To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
Bertrand Russell
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The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”
Bertrand Russell
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To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”
Bertrand Russell
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Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.”
Bertrand Russell - Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits
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