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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

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.




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Quotes for: philosophy


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Quotes about philosophy:


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.
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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.
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To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
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Quotes for: ignorance


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Quotes about ignorance:


The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
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Ignorance is the mother of all evils.
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I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
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The only way to avoid error is ignorance.
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Quotes for: knowledge


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Quotes for: knowledge


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
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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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