May 5, 2008

QUOTES BY BERTRAND RUSSELL

Posted in Philosophy, Thoughts tagged , , , , , at 1:13 am by randallbutisingh

THOUGH FOR TODAY:

QUOTES BY BERTRAND RUSSELL

“What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires — desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.”

“Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.”

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

“To teach how to live with uncertainty, yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy can do.”

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” “Those who fear life are already three parts dead.”

“War does not determine who is right – only who is left.” –

— Bertrand Russell, philosopher 1872-1970

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