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Quote of Bertrand Russell - Humankind has become so much one...


Biography - Bertrand Russell:

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

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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Translation

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French
L'humanité s'est transformée en une grande famille, donc nous ne pouvons pas assurer notre prospérité si nous ne garantissons pas la prospérité de tous. Si vous voulez être heureux, vous devez vous résigner à voir les autres aussi heureux.

German
Die Menschheit ist in einem solchen Maße zu einer großen Familie geworden, daß wir für unser eigenes Wohlergehen nicht mehr garantieren können, außer wir garantieren für das aller anderen auch. Wer für sich selbst glücklich sein will, muss, ob er nun will oder nicht, auch für das Glück der anderen sorgen.




See also 

See also...



To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

To will oneself free is also to will others free.

when we say that a man is responsible for himself, we do not only mean that he is responsible for his own individuality, but that he is responsible for all men.

In the happiness of others I seek my own.

I can take my freedom as a goal only if I take the freedom of others as a goal as well.

My happiness is to increase other people's. To be happy myself I need the happiness of all.




Quotes for: happiness


Quotes

Quotes about happiness:


I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.





Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.





Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.





Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.











Quotes for: Human nature


Quotes

Quotes about human nature:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.





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.





Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





Be humanity evermore our goal.





Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.











Quotes for: others


Quotes

Quotes about others:


Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.





Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.





If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.





Let the other side be heard as well.
Seneca - 





Whoever is happy will make others happy too.





From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.











Quotes

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.





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.





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












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