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pauljimerson: “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.” ― Bertrand Russell

Raymodraco: "It's Bertrand Russell's 150th birthday today and with me to discuss his life and work is Professor Ray Monk." "Hello." "And now it's time for the news." I was planning to say a bit more!

BRussellSociety: Join us in examining H.G. Wells’ relationship with Frank & Bertrand Russell. Presentations will be given by members of the H.G. Wells & Bertrand Russell Societies, followed by an open discussion. Presenters: Patrick Parrinder, Michael Sherborne, Tim Madigan, and Ruth Derham.

tpmquiz: Bertrand Russell wrote the 3 volumes of Principia Mathematica with Alfred North Whitehead.

jxnova: "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." - Bertrand Russell

RaymondBrown__: Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people's. - Bertrand Russell

gerson008: Bertrand Russell - Message To Future Generations (1959)

pcgrieco13: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” ~Bertrand Russell

ProfvLilienfeld: Bertrand Russell (1959) - Message To Future Generations: Facts and love!

linda_raner: “Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.” -Bertrand Russell

nitegracee: Bertrand Russell - Message To Future Generations (1959)

EileenMHunt: The Liberal "Ten Commandments" by Bertrand Russell, in New York Times Magazine (1951). If only we followed them...

FinhamParkRE: "Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give."--Bertrand Russell

JosephMooreJr: Bertrand Russell - Message To Future Generations (1959)

Analytic_bot: 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. (Bertrand Russell, Autobiography)

SabrinaMoro9: Bertrand Russell, ( 18 May 1872 - 2 February 1970)

tweetz789: 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 Russell

MacResColls: Today marks the 150th anniversary of Bertrand Russell's birth — we're celebrating this milestone with a special exhibit to mark the occasion. Happy birthday,Bertie!

SecularStudents: Bertrand Russell was a vocal atheist and arguably the foremost atheist in the Western world in the twentieth century. He was born on this day in 1872.

haekaldecade: Happy birthday Bertrand Russell, also Rudolf Carnap! Here's a fragment the German logician sent of the former's birthday: "May...the satisfaction of seeing a more rational world order coming into being, to whose development you contributed so much" (LBR, 1962).

thewisebot: Science tells us what we can know, but what we can know is little, and if we forget how much we cannot know we become insensitive to many things of very great importance. - Bertrand Russell

ronkowitz: "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." -- Bertrand Russell

tweetz789: 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 Russell

afshineemrani: Happy 150th birthday, Bertrand Russell! Ten Commandments.

3PennyMovies: 1932

h58786747: That’ll be tolerance on both sides… Bertrand Russell - Message To Future Generations (1959)

CJTitan3: War does not determine who is right - only who is left. Bertrand Russell

thevandykeparks: Philosopher Bertrand Russell, born on a May 18, was spot-on.

MacCocktail: “Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know” ― Bertrand Russell (born this day, May 18, 1872)

psymdec: Belated 150th Birthday greetings to Bertrand Russell. It was reading Russell's "Problems of Philosophy" that awakened my interest in philosophy, and he remains 1 of the people who has most influenced me The Three Passions of Bertrand Russell

DublinSoil: Happy birthday Bertrand Russell

YuliaMeshkova2: From the autobiography of Bertrand Russell

tweetz789: 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 Russell

ScienceforPeace: New exhibit celebrates 150 years of Bertrand Russell | McMaster University Library

end_junkie: Bertrand Russell - Message To Future Generations (1959)

DurhamWASP: "Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them." Bertrand Russell, born 18th May 1872

PhilosophyMttrs: CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVE : In Praise of Idleness, by Bertrand Russell …

brainpickings: Nobel laureate Bertrand Russell, born 150 years ago today, on the 4 desires driving all human behavior

welfordwrites: The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. Bertrand Russell

OnPanpsychism: “The physical world is only known as regards certain abstract features of its space-time structure—features which, because of their abstractness, do not suffice to show whether the world is, or is not, different in intrinsic character from the world of mind.” Bertrand Russell

AngelaSuzzanne: "It's easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you." Bertrand Russell Born May 18, 1872

AngelaSuzzanne: "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." Bertrand Russell

AngelaSuzzanne: "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." Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy

LogicalAtomist: Happy 150th birthday to Bertrand Russell! And happy birthday to Carnap, who wrote a letter to Russell remarking that they shared a birthday.

AngelaSuzzanne: "Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them." Bertrand Russell, New Hopes for a Changing World

AngelaSuzzanne: "Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd." Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

AngelaSuzzanne: "Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

AngelaSuzzanne: "It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly." Bertrand Russell

AngelaSuzzanne: "The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt." Bertrand Russell

illocutie: What are you doing to celebrate Bertrand Russell's 150th Birthday today?

ajayidudani: Bertrand Russell - Message To Future Generations (1959)

LisaChristiePhD: The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~Bertrand Russell

openculture: Bertrand Russell: The Everyday Benefit of Philosophy Is That It Helps You Live with Uncertainty

InadeBree: ‘The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.’ Bertrand Russell, What I Believe, 1925

HoffmanAndy: Bertrand Russell - Message To Future Generations (1959)

carlCurrelley: Bertrand Russell - Message To Future Generations (1959)

dean_frey: Bertrand Russell by Marc Riboud, 1962

HaiderK35500551: The habit of looking to the future and thinking that the whole meaning of the present lies in what it will bring forth is a pernicious one. There can be no value in the whole unless there is a value in the parts. Bertrand Russell , 'The conquest of happiness'.

RayBoomhower: “Your writing is never as good as you hoped; but never as bad as you feared.” Bertrand Russell, born on this day in 1872

brainpicker: “Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life.” Bertrand Russell, born 150 years ago today, on how to grow old:

alexhillphd: Happy 150th anniversary of the birth of Bertrand Russell, my intellectual hero. The prologue to his autobiography remains one of the most touching accounts of the value of human life I know

farhanzaidi: One of the symptoms of approaching nervous break down is the belief that one's work is terribly important. BERTRAND RUSSELL

compositiomal: it's bertrand russell's birthday so here's this cringe picture of me when i was 18

FannyUSA1994: Today is the birthday of British philosopher, mathematician, and logician Bertrand Russell, born in 1872. I like the following quote from him the most: Three passions, simply but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and

Justice78602373: “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness”. ~ Bertrand Russell SSR Case Exposed Bollywood

MichaelG_UK: One last question .... Bertrand Russell 1/2

MichaelG_UK: Bertrand Russell's Ten Commandments. 2/2

Analytic_bot: 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. (Bertrand Russell, Autobiography)

periyakulam: Sin is geographical. - Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (18 May 1872-1970)

LiteraryVienna: „Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.“ Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays * May 18, 1872

linusjf: Bertrand Russell: Sin is geographical

ModPoVintage: "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." Happy Birthday, Bertrand Russell!

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

FXMC1957: 18 May 1872. Nobel prize winning philosopher, Bertrand Russell, was born in Trellech, Wales. He considered himself a liberal, a socialist and a pacifist. He suggested that his sceptical nature had led him to feel that he had “never been any of these things”.

gatch44: To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. ......Bertrand Russell

kramretsek: Anything you're good at contributes to happiness. - Bertrand Russell

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

edpearce080759: British mathematician, historian & philosopher Bertrand Russell was born on May 18, 1872, at Trellech, Monmouthshire. He was the Third Earl Russell but always liked being called Bertrand even after he inherited his title. Picture of Russell aged 4.

NobelPrize: "Nothing in the world is more exciting than a moment of sudden discovery or invention." Literature laureate Bertrand Russell was an advocate for reason and humanism and a dedicated defender of freedom of speech and freedom of thought. Read more:

brainpicker: Nobel laureate Bertrand Russell, born 150 years ago today, on the 4 desires driving all human behavior

MathigonOrg: Bertrand Russell was born 150 years ago today. The British philosopher, mathematician and author tried to create a formal, logical foundation for all of math. He was also a passionate pacifist, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Learn more here:

marksstorm: “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, ‘What I Believe’ (1925)

marksstorm: Photograph: Bertrand Russell, 1962, by Marc Riboud.

marberrr: To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.---Bertrand Russell BENEDIX QUIZMOKO WED

brainpicker: “Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life.” Bertrand Russell, born 150 years ago today, on how to grow old:

SteveStuWill: Happy 150th birthday, Bertrand Russell!

lopp: "Do not fear to be eccentric of opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric." - Bertrand Russell

StevenIsserlis: Bertrand Russell b otd 150 years ago! "The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge." "The problem is that... the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt." "The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

bythesea66: Philosopher Bertrand Russell Talks About the Time When His Grandfather Met Napoleon

StuartGardner2: On the anniversary of Bertrand Russell. The discussion with Fr Copleston SJ. A reminder philosophers can have manners

3QD: Bertrand Russell on his meeting with Vladimir Lenin in 1920

drjoffeellis: Bertrand Russell was a philosopher whose writings Albert Ellis enjoyed greatly. Al also emphasized the importance of tolerance: specifically encouraging people to develop greater 'High Frustration Tolerance' (an attitude of "I can stand what I don't like,…

gc_taxonomy: Here we have the Taxonomist's dilemma as perfectly described by Bertrand Russell: "Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize until you tried to make it precise..." The Philosophy of Logical Atomism p. 180

gravbeast: Seems like people who met Bertrand Russell couldn't resist satirising him in fiction and poetry. T.S. Eliot did (at least twice), and I just finished "Crome Yellow", in which Aldous Huxley also takes a crack at it.

ManiMaestro24: "War is not about who's right, but who's left." - Bertrand Russell

Dominicanyogi: ‘There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.’ Bertrand Russell- I hardly keep regular sleeping hours; I have read 115 books so far this year and it’s only May!

AceBeaty: Bertrand Russel's message to the future generations can't be more relevant

dbfttv2rh7: Happy 150th Birthday to Bertrand Russell! Even these days people write to the Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge to ask for help, imagining that the BR Professor is in fact Bernard Russell. That people feel that they can turn to BR for help is not a bad legacy



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