Life is just one cup of coffee after another, and don't look for anything else.

-Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

In any closet, you can find it, if it is too small, or out of style, or there is just one of it where there should be two

Bertrand Russell
Logic must no more admit a unicorn than zoology can.
Bertrand Russell

Modern definitions of truth, such as those as pragmatism and instrumentalism, which are practical rather than contemplative, are inspired by industrialisation as opposed to aristocracy.

Bertrand Russell
Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulersand ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revoltof the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection ofsheep against the practice of eating mutton.
Bertrand Russell

One of the main causes of trouble in the world is dogmatic and fanatical belief in some doctrine for which there is no adequate evidence

Bertrand Russell
Those who advocate common usage in philosophy sometimes speak in a manner that suggests the mystique of the 'common man.'
Bertrand Russell

The atomists , unlike Socrates , Plato , and Aristotle , sought to explain the world without introducing the notion of purpose or final cause.

Bertrand Russell
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
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
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.