The pleasure of work is open to anyone who can develop some specialised skill, provided that he can get satisfaction from the exercise of his skill without demanding universal applause.

-Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

Logic must no more admit a unicorn than zoology can.

Bertrand Russell
I must confess that I am deeply troubled. I fear that human beings are intent upon acting out a vast deathwish and that it lies with us now to make every effort to promote resistance to the insanity and brutality of policies which encompass the extermination of hundreds of millions of human beings.
Bertrand Russell

Envy is the basis of democracy.

Bertrand Russell
Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlets for the impulses which our remote ancestors satisfied in hunting.
Bertrand Russell

The power of thought, the vast regions it can master.

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

It is not my prayer and humility that you cause things to go as you wish, but by acquiring a knowledge of natural laws.

Bertrand Russell
Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.
Bertrand Russell

When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything you are safe in inferring that he is an inexact man.

Bertrand Russell
Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery.