Perhaps the best hope for the future of mankind is that ways will be found of increasing the scope and intensity of sympathy.

-Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

The painter has to unlearn the habit of thinking that things seem to have the color which common sense says they 'really' have, and to learn the habit of seeing things as they appear.

Bertrand Russell
Men have physical needs, and they have emotions. While physical needs are unsatisfied, they take first place; but when they are satisfied, emotions unconnected with them become important in deciding whether a man is to be happy or unhappy.
Bertrand Russell

It is not what the man of science believes that distinguishes him, but how and why he believes it. His beliefs are tentative, not dogmatic; they are based on evidence, not on authority or intuition.

Bertrand Russell
When there are rational grounds for an opinion, people are content to set them forth and wait for them to operate. In such cases, people do not hold their opinions with passion; they hold them calmly, and set forth their reasons quietly. The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holder's lack of rational conviction.
Bertrand Russell

You are a wicked motorcar, and I shall not give you any more petrol until you go.

Bertrand Russell
Arithmetic must be discovered in just the same sense in which Columbus discovered the West Indies, and we no more create numbers than he created the Indians.
Bertrand Russell

What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life.

Bertrand Russell
Much of the most important evils that mankind have to consider are those which they inflict upon each other through stupidity or malevolence or both.
Bertrand Russell

Affection cannot be created; it can only be liberated.

Bertrand Russell
I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.