Bertrand Russell Quotes

No man who believes that all is for the best in this suffering world can keep his ethical values unimpaired, since he is always having to find excuses for pain and misery.

 
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3rd Earl Russell of Kingston
Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
  • Born: May 18, 1872
  • Died: February 2, 1970
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Philosopher

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM FRS was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. At various points in his life, Russell considered himself a liberal, a socialist and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense." Russell was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom.