Bertrand Russell on the paradox of fools and wise men

in quotes •  3 years ago

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

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Was Bertrand Russel sure of this?


Haha he definitely strikes me as the "judging" Myer-Briggs Type. The guy was a Hegelian in his youth, and then what happened. He could dictate books without retracing his steps, and butcher Nietzsche on account of his immorality. He clearly thought Whitehead's original work was rantings of a muddlehead too. But then goes on to praise Wittgenstein like a Greek God. Let's not forget to mention his attitude to smoking as well - a joke is always only half a joke! :D

Great philosopher though, would read 10/10, A+

I love Bertrand, his plane was shot down over a lake. He was in the smoking section, all of whom survived. He quipped, that in this case, smoking saved his life.