Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bertrand Russell on the Three Passions of His Life

Bertrand Russell lecturing at the University of California Los Angeles 1939
"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. … This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me." (1967, I, 3–4)
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