Obviousness is always the enemy of correctness.

-Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.

Bertrand Russell
One of the most powerful of all our passions is the desire to be admired and respected.
Bertrand Russell

If a philosophy is to bring happiness it should be inspired by kindly feelings. Marx pretended that he wanted the happiness of the proletariat; what he really wanted was the unhappiness of the bourgeois.

Bertrand Russell
I dislike Communism because it is undemocratic, and capitalism because it favors exploitation.
Bertrand Russell

The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.

Bertrand Russell
Hatred of enemies is easier and more intense than love of friends. But from men who are more anxious to injure opponents than to benefit the world at large no great good is to be expected.
Bertrand Russell

How about Pithecanthropus Erectus? Was it really he who ate the apple? Or was it Homo Pekiniensis?

Bertrand Russell
The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery.
Bertrand Russell

Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.

Bertrand Russell
We are condemned to kill time, thus we die bit by bit. - Octavio Paz The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.