Quotes by Bertrand Russell

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
– Bertrand Russell

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don’t know.
– Bertrand Russell

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
– Bertrand Russell

With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.
– Bertrand Russell

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
– Bertrand Russell

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
– Bertrand Russell

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
– Bertrand Russell

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
– Bertrand Russell

Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
– Bertrand Russell

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