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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

The separation of history from geography rests upon the separation of time from space.




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Translation

(French)



French
Le divorce entre l'histoire et la géographie est dû au divorce entre l'espace et le temps.




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Quotes for: time


Quotes

Quotes about time:


In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Time is a great master; it regulates things well.





It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.





Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.





What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.











Quotes for: History


Quotes

Quotes about history:


What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.





Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.





Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.





Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.





What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.





If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.











Quotes for: space


Quotes

Quotes about space:


All our dignity consists, then, in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill.
Let us endeavour then to think well; this is the principle of morality.






There are moments in life when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence immeasurably increased.





Love is space and time measured by the heart.





The infinitely smallest part of space is always a space, something endowed with continuity, not at all a mere point or the boundary between specified places in space.





Time, matter, space — all, it may be, are no more than a point.





The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.











Quotes

Bertrand Russell also said...


Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.





I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.





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.





To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.





The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.





To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.












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