At the age of eleven, I began Euclid, with my brother as my tutor. This was one of the great events of my life, as dazzling as first love. I had not imagined there was anything so delicious in the world. From that moment until I was thirty-eight, mathematics was my chief interest and my chief source of happiness.

-Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

Love should be a tree whose roots are deep in the earth, but whose branches extend into heaven.

Bertrand Russell
Heretical views arise when the truth is uncertain, and it is only when the truth is uncertain that censorship is invoked.
Bertrand Russell

From India to Spain, the brilliant civilization of Islam flourished. What was lost to christendom at this time was not lost to civilization, but quite the contrary...

Bertrand Russell
Public opinion is always more tyrannical towards those who obviously fear it than towards those who feel indifferent to it.
Bertrand Russell

Fanaticism is the danger of the world, and always has been, and has done untold harm. I might almost say that I was fanatical against fanaticism.

Bertrand Russell
I do not believe that I am now dreaming, but I cannot prove that I am not.
Bertrand Russell

Opinions which justify cruelty are inspired by cruel impulses.

Bertrand Russell
Every sane and sensible and quiet thing we do is absolutely ignored by the press.
Bertrand Russell

The Axiom of Choice is necessary to select a set from an infinite number of socks, but not an infinite number of shoes.

Bertrand Russell
Marx's father became a Christian when Marx was a little boy, and some, at least, of the dogmas he must have then accepted seem to have born fruit in his son's psychology.