Famous Bertrand Russell Quotes

  • All that alcohol does for them is to liberate the sense of sin, which reason suppresses in saner moments. – Bertrand Russell

    All that alcohol does for them is to liberate the sense of sin, which reason suppresses in saner moments.– Bertrand Russell

  • Nothing can penetrate the loneliness of the human heart except the highest intensity of the sort of love the religious teachers have preached. – Bertrand Russell

    Nothing can penetrate the loneliness of the human heart except the highest intensity of the sort of love the religious teachers have preached.– Bertrand Russell

  • The idea that things must have a beginning is really due to the poverty of our imagination. – Bertrand Russell

    The idea that things must have a beginning is really due to the poverty of our imagination.– Bertrand Russell

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

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

  • [T]he infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell. – Bertrand Russell

    [T]he infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.– Bertrand Russell

  • Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed. – Bertrand Russell

    Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.– Bertrand Russell

  • …what is the use of making everybody rich if the rich themselves are miserable? – Bertrand Russell

    …what is the use of making everybody rich if the rich themselves are miserable?– Bertrand Russell

  • Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin, more even than death. – Bertrand Russell

    Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin, more even than death.– Bertrand Russell

  • The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. – Bertrand Russell

    The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.– Bertrand Russell

  • We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs. – Bertrand Russell

    We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.– Bertrand Russell