Quotes from: Bertrand Russell


Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise


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


Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country


We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power


The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn


It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you


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


In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted


War does not determine who is right – only who is left


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