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. 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 number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.

—Bertrand Russel (1872 – 1970, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic)


The Thinker (Sculpture)

The Thinker (1879–1889) is among the most recognized works in all of sculptur

Artist : Auguste Rodin

Year : 1902

Type : Bronze and Marble

Location : Musée Rodin, Paris