Tuesday, May 17, 2016
A wise man born May 18
Quotes from Nobel Prize-winning philosopher and logician Bertrand Russell (1872-1970):
"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge."
"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge."
"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."
"Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know."
"The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible."
"We have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things we don't like."
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
"The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
"I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite."