Bertrand Russell Quote

The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.


Often paraphrased as "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." - Mortals and Others (1931-35), 'The Triumph of Stupidity'

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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.

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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.

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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.

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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.