quote

Bertrand Russell > Quotes > Quotable Quote

Bertrand Russell

“I believe that when I die I shall rot, and nothing of my ego will survive. I am not young and I love life. But I should scorn to shiver with terror at the thought of annihilation. Happiness is nonetheless true happiness because it must come to an end, nor do thought and love lose their value because they are not everlasting. Many a man has borne himself proudly on the scaffold; surely the same pride should teach us to think truly about man's place in the world. Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cosy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigour, and the great spaces have a splendour of their own.”


Bertrand Russell
Read more quotes from Bertrand Russell


Share this quote:

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

132 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote

« previous 1

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game



Browse By Tag

More...