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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

Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.




Translation

Translation

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German
Die Sprache ist nicht nur dazu da, Gedanken auszudrücken, sondern Gedanken zu ermöglichen, die ohne sie gar nicht existieren könnten.

French
Le langage sert non seulement à exprimer les pensées, mais aussi à rendre possibles des pensées qui ne pourraient exister sans lui.




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Language can also be compared with a sheet of paper: thought is the front and the sound the back; one cannot cut the front with out cutting the back at the same time; likewise in language, one can neither divide sound from thought nor thought from sound;




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The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.
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Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
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Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.
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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.
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The language of truth is simple.
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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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The meaning of a word is its use in the language.
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Language is a source of misunderstanding.
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Language is the house of the truth of Being.
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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
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I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.
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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.
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To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
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The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
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To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
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