If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.

-Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

Psychology often becomes the disease of which it should be the cure.

Bertrand Russell
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. Bertrand Russel
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.

Bertrand Russell
I consider the official Catholic attitude on divorce, birth control, and censorship exceedingly dangerous to mankind.
Bertrand Russell

... the momentary state of science that may change tomorrow ...

Bertrand Russell
The saviors of the world, society's last hope.
Bertrand Russell

It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living.

Bertrand Russell
As I grew up I became increasingly interested in philosophy, or which [his family] profoundly disapproved. Everytime the subject came up they repeated with unfailing regularity, "What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind." After some fifty or sixty repititions, this remark ceased to amuse me.
Bertrand Russell

Common sense, however it tries, cannot avoid being surprised from time to time.

Bertrand Russell
Writing can be either readable or precise, but not at the same time.