Be isolated, be ignored, be attacked, be in doubt, be frightened, but do not be silenced.

-Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

Modern American politicians have the same cowardice about denying an equally bloodthirsty even sillier god, Jehovah.None of us would seriously consider the possibility that all the gods of Homer really exist... I think that all of us would say in regard to those gods that we were atheists. In regard to the Christian God, I should, I think, take exactly the same line.

Bertrand Russell
Unrestricted nationalism is, in the long run, incompatible with world peace.
Bertrand Russell

When conscious activity is wholly concentrated on some one definite purpose, the ultimate result, for most people, is lack of balance accompanied by some form of nervous disorder.

Bertrand Russell
It is entirely clear that there is only one way in which great wars can be permanently prevented, and that is the establishment of an international government with a monopoly of serious armed force.
Bertrand Russell

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.

Bertrand Russell
The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
Bertrand Russell

Joy of life... depends upon a certain spontaneity in regard to sex. Where sex is repressed, only work remains, and a gospel of work for work's sake never produced any work worth doing.

Bertrand Russell
John Locke invented common sense, and only Englishmen have had it ever since!
Bertrand Russell

We do not like to be robbed of an enemy; we want someone to hate when we suffer. It is so depressing to think that we suffer because we are fools; yet, taking mankind in the mass, that is the truth.

Bertrand Russell
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. Bertrand Russel