Posts Tagged ‘Bertrand Russell’

Quote of the day, Sept. 8

September 8, 2017

Bertrand Russell, on the truth

“It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true.”

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Quote of the day, Aug. 4

August 4, 2017

Bertrand Russell, on wisdom

“What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 10

January 10, 2016

Bertrand Russell, from Justice in War-Time (1916)

“No nation was ever so virtuous as each believes itself, and none was ever so wicked as each believes the other.”

Quote of the day, May 18

May 18, 2015

Bertrand Russell, on controversies

“The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 13

October 14, 2014

Bertrand Russell, from Principles of Social Reconstruction (1917)

“It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.”