Punctuality is a quality the need of which is bound up with social co-operation. It has nothing to do with the relation of the soul to God, or with mystic insight, or with any of the matters with which the more elevated and spiritual moralists are concerned.

-Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

Change is one thing, progress is another.

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 commonest objection to birth control is that it is against nature.

Bertrand Russell
There is... in our day, a powerful antidote to nonsense, which hardly existed in earlier times - I mean science. Science cannot be ignored or rejected, because it is bound up with modern technique; it is essential alike to prosperity in peace and to victory in war. That is, perhaps from an intellectual point of view, the most hopeful feature of our age, and the one which makes it most likely that we shall escape complete submersion in some new or old superstition.
Bertrand Russell

What's the difference between a bright, inquisitive five-year-old, and a dull, stupid nineteen-year-old? Fourteen years of the British educational system.

Bertrand Russell
And all this madness, all this rage, all this flaming death of our civilization and our hopes, has been brought about because a set of official gentlemen, living luxurious lives, mostly stupid, and all without imagination or heart, have chosen that it should occur rather than that any one of them should suffer some infinitesimal rebuff to his country`s pride.
Bertrand Russell

When I was 4 years old ... I dreamt that I'd been eaten by a wolf, and to my great surprise I was in the wolf's stomach and not in heaven.

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

The rules of logic are to mathematics what those of structure are to architecture.

Bertrand Russell
It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true