Saturday, 22 May 2010

"... and I too suffer."

My English teacher gave us this to read and, well, I just fall in love with it... Hope you like it!!

What I have lived for
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knoledge, 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 great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.
I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy- ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness- that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what--at last-- I have found.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which numer holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.
Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by opressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered to me.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) won the Nobel Prize for literature for his History of Western Philosophy and was the co-author of Principia Mathematica.

Well. I know what I think and feel about this, what about you??

Today I've learn: Dreams are a gift!



  1. That was awesome sis... No one can stop loving it...
    Bertrand Russel..... He one of my most favorite philosopher and writer of all time... Once he had written an article on the topic 'MACHINE AND EMOTIONS'... Which i lurved most... On that article he had compared machine with our emotion... If you find it anywhere..just read it.

    Love ya...

  2. no che.............
    me costo un huevo leerlo y tube que usar el traductor de google

    u.u lo siento, entendi muyyyy poco!