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Bertrand Russell

Quote of Bertrand Russell - When people begin to philosophize they...


Biography - Bertrand Russell:

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

When people begin to philosophize they seem to think it necessary to make themselves artificially stupid.




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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.





There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.






Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.





To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.





To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.





Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.











Quotes

Quotes for: Stupidity


What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.





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





Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.





There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.





If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things.





The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.











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Bertrand Russell also said...


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





To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.





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.





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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