"In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Bertrand Russell on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Bertrand Russell on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Bertrand Russell on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Bertrand Russell on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Bertrand Russell on Mark Twain
"To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it."
"It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion."
"Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age."
"Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself."
"Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change."