Quote by Bertrand Russell
To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it.
This quote suggests that one of the main purposes of philosophy in our modern age is to teach individuals how to navigate life in the absence of absolute certainty. Philosophy can enable individuals to live without being immobilized by doubt or hesitation. In a world filled with uncertainty and ambiguity, the study of philosophy equips people with the skills and perspectives necessary to embrace decision-making and action, while acknowledging the limits of certainty. By cultivating this ability to embrace uncertainty, philosophy helps individuals lead purposeful lives despite the inherent unpredictability of existence.
However, he wrote some verses on her, and very pretty they were. And so ended his affection, said Elizabeth impatiently. There has been many a one, I fancy, overcome in the same way. I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love! I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love, said Darcy. Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what is strong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away.