The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
The degree of one’s emotions varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts.
No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.
William James describes a man who got the experience from laughing-gas; whenever he was under its influence, he knew the secret of the universe, but when he came to, he had forgotten it. At last, with immense effort, he wrote down the secret before the vision had faded. When completely recovered, he rushed to see […]
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge nor knowledge without love can produce a good life. – Bertrand Russell
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. – Bertrand Russell
We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power. – Bertrand Russell