Bertrand Russell: Caution in love

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” 

– Bertrand Russell. 

Bertrand Russell: Cocksureness and doubt

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

 

 

Bertrand Russell: Eternal bliss

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The late F.W.H. Myers used to tell how he asked a man at a dinner table what he thought would happen to him when he died. The man tried to ignore the question, but on being pressed, replied: “Oh well, I suppose I shall inherit eternal bliss, but I wish you wouldn’t talk about such unpleasant subjects.” –Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970)

Bertrand Russell: The Human Race

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“I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.”
Bertrand Russell.

Bertrand Russell: Hang a question mark

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In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
Bertrand Russell.

Bertrand Russell: Individual existence

An individual human existence should be like a river: small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970).

Warren Buffett: Thinking against polling

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“…a business or stock is not an intelligent purchase simply because it is unpopular; a contrarian approach is just as foolish as a follow-the-crowd strategy. What’s required is thinking rather than polling. Unfortunately, Bertrand Russell‘s observation about life in general applies with unusual force in the financial world: ‘Most men would rather die than think. Many do.” Warren Buffett