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Top 50 Bertrand Russell Quotes on Life (LOVE)

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“The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.”

Bertrand Russell
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
Life is just one cup of coffee after another, and don't look for anything else.
Life is just one cup of coffee after another, and don’t look for anything else.
We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one which we preach, but do not practice, and another which we practice, but seldom preach.
We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one which we preach, but do not practice, and another which we practice, but seldom preach.
There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.

4 Inspirational Bertrand Russell Quotes on Love

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong have governed my life the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
It's easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.
It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.
Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.
Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.

10 Wise Bertrand Russell Quotes that will Make You Think (WISDOM)

“The first step in a fascist movement is the combination under an energetic leader of a number of men who possess more than the average share of leisure, brutality, and stupidity. The next step is to fascinate fools and muzzle the intelligent, by emotional excitement on the one hand and terrorism on the other.”

Bertrand Russell
To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom.
To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom.
If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false.
Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false.
A man without a bias cannot write interesting history.
A man without a bias cannot write interesting history.
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.
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.
Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
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.
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.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.

9 Bertrand Russell Quotes About Life

A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime.
A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime.
A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.
A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.

5 Bertrand Russell Quotes on the Secret to Happiness

The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.
The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.
The key to happiness is accepting one unpleasant reality every day.
The key to happiness is accepting one unpleasant reality every day.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
The secret of happiness is this let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.

3 Bertrand Russell Quotes on Fear

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.

4 Bertrand Russell Quotes on Beliefs

To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it.
To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it.
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
Belief systems provide a programme which relieves the necessity of thought.
Belief systems provide a programme which relieves the necessity of thought.
Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.
Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.

3 Bertrand Russell Quotes on Knowledge

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
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.
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 point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

2 Bertrand Russell Quotes on Religion

My whole religion is this do every duty, and expect no reward for it, either here or hereafter.
My whole religion is this: do every duty, and expect no reward for it, either here or hereafter.
And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence.
And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence.

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