A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.

-Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

Only six need be attempted.

Bertrand Russell
The first essential character [of civilization], I should say, is forethought. This, I would say, is what distinguishes men from brutes and adults from children.
Bertrand Russell

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

Bertrand Russell
I can only say that, while my own opinions as to ethics do not satisfy me, other people's satisfy me still less.
Bertrand Russell

There lies before us, if we choose, continual progress in happiness, knowledge and wisdom. Shall we instead choose death, because we cannot forget our quarrels? I appeal as a human being to human beings; remember your humanity, and forget the rest.

Bertrand Russell
[There has been] every kind of cruelty practiced upon all sorts of people in the name of religion.
Bertrand Russell

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.

Bertrand Russell
To us it seems that West-European civilization is civilization, but this is a narrow view.
Bertrand Russell

The world that we must seek is a world in which the creative spirit is alive, in which life is an adventure full of joy and hope, based rather upon the impulse to construct than upon the desire to retain what we possess or to seize what is possessed by others.

Bertrand Russell
To avoid the various foolish opinions to which mankind are prone, no superhuman genius is required. A few simple rules will keep you, not from all error, but from silly error.