“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time”. — Bertrand Russell. Here are 50 Inspirational Bertrand Russell Quotes Full Of Wisdom.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

1. “It's easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.”― Bertrand Russell

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

3. “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time”. — Bertrand Russell

4. “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge”.—  Bertrand Russell

5. “Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.” ― Bertrand Russell

6. “Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know” ― Bertrand Russell

7. “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

8. “Power is sweet; it is a drug, the desire for which increases with a habit. ” — Bertrand Russel

9. “A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.” — Bertrand Russell
10. “Sometimes the hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn” ― Bertrand Russell 

11.“Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.” ― Bertrand Russell

12. “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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13. “The discipline in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.” —  Bertrand Russell

14. “Love is wise, Hatred is foolish”― Bertrand Russell

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

16. “Very few people are able to discount the effect of circumstances upon their own characters.” ― Bertran Russell

17. “Belief systems provide a programme which relieves the necessity of thought.” — Bertrand Russell

18. “The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.” — Bertrand Russell

19. “Envy, in fact, is one form of a vice, partly moral, partly intellectual, which consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations.” —  Bertrand Russell

20. “The key to happiness is accepting one unpleasant reality every day.” — Bertrand Russell

21.“I believe that when I die I shall rot, and nothing of my ego will survive.” ― Bertrand Russell

22.“Human nature being what it is, people will insist upon getting some pleasure out of life.”― Bertrand Russell

23. “Manners are necessary because, as a rule, there is a pretence; when our good opinion of others is genuine, manners look after themselves.” — Bertrand Russell

24. “The goods of the mind are at least as important as the goods of the body.” ― Bertrand Russell

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Bertrand Russell Quotes

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

26. “Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept.” — Bertrand Russell

27. “Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.”― Bertrand Russell 

28. “self-consciousness is the source of all our knowledge of mental things.” ― Bertrand Russell

29. “All human activity is prompted by desire.” —  Bertrand Russell

30. “dont let the old break you; let the love make you” ― Bertrand Russell

31. “Without effort and change, human life cannot remain good. It is not a finished Utopia that we ought to desire, but a world where imagination and hope are alive and active.” —  Bertrand Russell

32. “Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.”— Bertrand Russell

33. “To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” — Bertrand Russell

34. “Belief in God and a future life makes it possible to go through life with less of stoic courage than is needed by skeptics.” — Bertrand Russell

35. “There are 2 motives for reading a book; 1. That you enjoy it, 2. that can boast about it on goodreads.”― Bertrand Russell

36. “Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.” — Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell Quotes

37.“To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.” ― Bertrand Russell

38. “If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.” — Bertrand Russell

39. “It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.” ― Bertrand Russell

40. “Most political leaders acquire their position by causing large numbers of people to believe that these leaders are actuated by altruistic desires” — Bertrand Russell

41. “We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.” — Bertrand Russell

42. “Having made the decision, do not revise it unless some new fact comes to your knowledge. Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile.” ― Bertrand Russell

43.“We need a morality based upon love of life, upon pleasure in growth and positive achievement, not upon repression and prohibition.” ― Bertrand Russell

44. “Love as a relation between men and women was ruined by the desire to make sure of the legitimacy of children” — Bertrand Russell

45. “It is in the moments when the mind is most active and the fewest things are forgotten that the most intense joys are experienced.” ― Bertrand Russell

46. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” — Bertrand Russell

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

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

49. “The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist.” —  Bertrand Russell

50. “If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do.” — Bertrand Russell

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“The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.” — Bertrand Russell
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“If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.” — Bertrand Russell
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“It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.” ― Bertrand Russell

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