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

Bertrand Russell Quote

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
~ Bertrand Russell

Ratings and Comments

Joseph, Pretoria

It sounds like a real life experience that one has been through..."an empty tin makes the loudest sound" and the wiser one observe while fools say things they don't even understand.

J Carlton, Calgary

Gore's follower's come immediately to mind as just such fanatics.

Waffler, Smith

Today Orrin Hatch said "Back in 2006 during the Bush years it was standard practice not to pay for things". Thus the 12 trillion dollar debt. This is the wisest and most profound political statement ever made.

jim k, Austin

Blizzards up North and the coldest winter in 20 years here in Austin and the Gore freaks are still trying to sell that global warming hoax. The sad part is that some people are still buying it.

cal, lewisville, tx

How right you are Jim K, the world's changes are natural, ice age, etc.

E Archer, NYC

A scientist is a skeptic, a believer a fanatic. It always amazes me how the most uneducated folks are so quick to jump on the loudest bandwagon to declare to the rest of us 'fools' how foolish we are. Yes, there is global warming -- the Earth has been warming since the last Ice Age -- I, for one, am OK with it. If the seas are going to rise, then I suggest those living at or below sea level (like New Orleans and Florida) move to higher ground -- no amount of human effort is going to change the Earth's climate patterns (and what dangerous arrogance to try to control the weather!). 'Climate Change' is a dubious phrase -- no matter whether we have a hot summer or a cold winter, the politicians promoting global taxation will say, "See! We told you the climate was changing! Something must be done!" Wake up, fanatics, you are being duped (again). Carbon dioxide is NOT pollution.

warren, olathe

Waffler quit the crap. You only convince people of your ignorance.

Waffler, Smith

Warren tell it to Bush or Orrin Hatch, I am just repeating what I heard. I understand that it is hard on your ears to hear it. Jim K. as the earth warms and water evaporates there will be more and more rain and storms in some parts of the world and droughts in others. The heavy rain and snow is the result of two much moisture in the firmament. Think man think! Don't be just another Warren from Olathe.


PS: Warren does know something about the Civil War, but that is about it.

Dr.Thomas K Iype, Allen, Tx.

It is absolutely correct.Wisemen are skeptical about many things because they think the pros and con of every aspect so minutely and as a result nothing can be workedout on time.


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