A world without delight and without affection is a world destitute of value.

-Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

A fanatical belief in democracy makes democratic institutions impossible.

Bertrand Russell
The really useful education is that which follows the direction of the child's own instinctive interests, supplying knowledge for which it is seeking, not dry, detailed information wholly out of relation to its spontaneous desires.
Bertrand Russell

There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.

Bertrand Russell
When people begin to philosophize they seem to think it necessary to make themselves artificially stupid.
Bertrand Russell

Is the set of all sets which are not members of themselves a member of itself?

Bertrand Russell
More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given
Bertrand Russell

The supreme maxim in scientific philosophising is this: wherever possible, logical constructions are to be substituted for inferred entities.

Bertrand Russell
There is no excuse for deceiving children. And when, as must happen in conventional families, they find that their parents have lied, they lose confidence in them and feel justified in lying to them.
Bertrand Russell

Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.

Bertrand Russell
I have come to realize that an early symptom of approaching mental illness is the belief that one's work is terribly important. If you consider your work very important you should take a day off.