Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell, [Bertrand Arthur William Russell] (1872-1970) Philosopher, educator

Bertrand Russell Quote

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
~ Bertrand Russell

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk



one of my heroes...

Joe, North Caldwell, NJ

One of mine as well. My two favorite Russell quotes: 1. "A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand." 2. "Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."


Joe, his ten commandments are good too

E Archer, NYC

It helps to clarify the difference between the believers of organized religions and the seekers of Truth.

Dave Wilber, St. Louis MO

No one can search the truth on any subject unless they doubt that they have it.

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Anonymous    12/1/09

Here, here!

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

How is intelligence to be defined?

By a faculty for the acquisition of knowledge?

By mental capacity?

Intelligence, which is understanding, according to the word's etymology, is perfected in objectivity and humility.

The pride of Fallen Man, which is his fatal flaw, is the signal impediment to the process of the perfecting of his what ought to be rooted in understanding intelligence.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

It would be pleasant to find a mentally healthy partner to confide in on my journeys. I search all the time for that mentally balanced individual. 


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