Famous Bertrand Russell Quotes

  • The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves and wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell

    The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves and wiser people so full of doubts.– Bertrand Russell

  • Sometimes the hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn – Bertrand Russell

    Sometimes the hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn– Bertrand Russell

  • Having knowledge of an unethical act and allowing it to continue can spread a contagion that can affect multiple beings in society – Bertrand Russell

    Having knowledge of an unethical act and allowing it to continue can spread a contagion that can affect multiple beings in society– Bertrand Russell

  • 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. – Bertrand Russell

    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.– Bertrand Russell

  • In Labor movements generally, success through violence can hardly be expected except in circumstances where success without violence is attainable. – Bertrand Russell

    In Labor movements generally, success through violence can hardly be expected except in circumstances where success without violence is attainable.– Bertrand Russell

  • Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. – Bertrand Russell

    Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.– Bertrand Russell

  • The objection to propaganda is not only its appeal to unreason, but still more the unfair advantage which it gives to the rich and powerful. – Bertrand Russell

    The objection to propaganda is not only its appeal to unreason, but still more the unfair advantage which it gives to the rich and powerful.– Bertrand Russell

  • Liberation from the tyranny of the body contributes to greatness, but just as much to greatness in sin as to greatness in virtue. – Bertrand Russell

    Liberation from the tyranny of the body contributes to greatness, but just as much to greatness in sin as to greatness in virtue.– Bertrand Russell

  • Liberation from the tyranny of the body contributes to greatness, but just as much to greatness in sin as to greatness in virtue.– Bertrand Russell

  • The whole conception of ‘sin’ is one which I find very puzzling, doubtless owing to my sinful nature. – Bertrand Russell

    The whole conception of ‘sin’ is one which I find very puzzling, doubtless owing to my sinful nature.– Bertrand Russell