Top 10 Quotes by Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.

Bertrand Russell
To choose one sock from each of infinitely many pairs of socks requires the Axiom of Choice, but for shoes the Axiom is not needed.
Bertrand Russell

The essence of good manners consists in making it clear that one has no wish to hurt. When it is clearly necessary to hurt, it must be done in such a way as to make it evident that the necessity is felt to be regrettable.

Bertrand Russell
The desire to understand the world and the desire to reform it are the two great engines of progress, without which human society would stand still or retrogress. It's coexistence or no existence.
Bertrand Russell

A man of Seville is shaved by the Barber of Seville if and only if the man does not shave himself. Does the barber shave himself?

Bertrand Russell
One of the most painful circumstances of recent advances in science is that each one makes us know less than we thought we did
Bertrand Russell

Human nature is so constructed that it gives affection most readily to those who seem least to demand it.

Bertrand Russell
The key to happiness is accepting one unpleasant reality every day.
Bertrand Russell

The frequency with which a man experiences lust depends upon his own physical condition, whereas the occasion which rouse such feelings in him depend upon the social conventions to which he is accustomed

Bertrand Russell
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.