Bertrand Russell Quotes and Sayings

Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970) was a British author, Mathematician and Philosopher.

No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues. ~Bertrand Russell

Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government. ~Bertrand Russell

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. ~Bertrand Russell

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination. ~Bertrand Russell

Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man. ~Bertrand Russell

Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so. ~Bertrand Russell

It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won’t go. ~Bertrand Russell

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. ~Bertrand Russell

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years. ~Bertrand Russell

A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. ~Bertrand Russell

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