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bertrand-russell

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell

Cocksure / cocky

Too confident about yourself and in an annoying, often unpleasant or rude way. Informally, the word ‘cocky’ is more common.

  • He was a bit cocky when he was a teenager because he was always getting the best grades in his class.

Cf. Falsas Gêmeas: PROBLEM x TROUBLE
Cf. Falsos Cognatos: STUPID

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic.