43 Best Bertrand Russell Quotes For A Happy Life

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Best Bertrand Russell Quotes For A Happy Life

1. “The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible.” ― Bertrand Russell

2. “Science can teach us, and I think our hearts can teach us, no longer to look around for imaginary supporters, no longer to invent allies in the sky, but rather to look to our own efforts here below to make the world a fit place to live.” ― Bertrand Russell

3. “A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.” ― Bertrand Russell

4. “Boredom is, therefore, a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.” ― Bertrand Russell

5. “Conquer the world by intelligence, and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it.” ― Bertrand Russell

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6. “Remember your humanity, and forget the rest.” ― Bertrand Russell

7. “Mathematics rightly viewed possesses not only truth but supreme beauty.” ― Bertrand Russell

8. “Patriotism is the willingness to kill and is killed for trivial reasons” ― Bertrand Russell

9. “One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.” ― Bertrand Russell

10. “Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.” ― Bertrand Russell

11. “Your writing is never as good as you hoped, but never as bad as you feared.” ― Bertrand Russell

12. “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” ― Bertrand Russell

13. “The wise man thinks about his troubles only when there is some purpose in doing so; at other times he thinks about other things, or, if it is night, about nothing at all.” ― Bertrand Russell

14. “The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.” ― Bertrand Russell

15. “Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know” ― Bertrand Russell

16. “It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.” ― Bertrand Russell

17. “It seems to me a fundamental dishonesty, and a fundamental treachery to intellectual integrity to hold a belief because you think it’s useful and not because you think it’s true.” ― Bertrand Russell

18. “Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.” ― Bertrand Russell

19. “It is essential to happiness that our way of living should spring from our own deep impulses and not from the accidental tastes and desires of those who happen to be our neighbors, or even our relations.” ― Bertrand Russell

20. “Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.” ― Bertrand Russell

21. “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.” ― Bertrand Russell

22. “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.” ― Bertrand Russell

23. “A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.” ― Bertrand Russell

24. “The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” ― Bertrand Russell

25. “To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.” ― Bertrand Russell

26. “To like many people spontaneously and without effort is perhaps the greatest of all sources of personal happiness.” ― Bertrand Russell

27. “Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.” ― Bertrand Russell

28. “Love can flourish only as long as it is free and spontaneous; it tends to be killed by the thought of duty. To say that it is your duty to love so-and-so is the surest way to cause you to hate him or her.” ― Bertrand Russell

29. “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” ― Bertrand Russell

30. “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

31. “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.” ― Bertrand Russell

32. “The secret of happiness is this: let your interest be as wide as possible and let your reactions to the things and persons who interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. ” ― Bertrand Russell

33. “I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.” ― Bertrand Russell

34. “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” ― Bertrand Russell

35. “The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge” ― Bertrand Russell

36. “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

37. “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.” ― Bertrand Russell

38. “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” ― Bertrand Russell

39. “Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely, to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.” ― Bertrand Russell

40. “Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.” ― Bertrand Russell

41. “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” ― Bertrand Russell

42. “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.” ― Bertrand Russell

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