When I found myself regarded as respectable, I began to wonder what sins I had committed. I must be very wicked, I thought. I began to engage in the most uncomfortable introspection.

-Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

I FIND IT SO DIFFICULT NOT TO HATE, WHEN I DO NOT HATE I FEEL WE FEW ARE SO LONELY IN THE WORLD

Bertrand Russell
Artists are on the average less happy than men of science.
Bertrand Russell

Common sense, however it tries, cannot avoid being surprised from time to time.

Bertrand Russell
The above proposition is occasionally useful.
Bertrand Russell

Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.

Bertrand Russell
I am as firmly convinced that religions do harm as I am that they are untrue.
Bertrand Russell

Unhappy business men, I am convinced, would increase their happiness more by walking six miles every day than by any conceivable change of philosophy.

Bertrand Russell
Is a man what he seems to the astronomer, a tiny lump of impure carbon and water crawling impotently on a small and unimportant planet? Or is he what he appears to Hamlet? Is he perhaps both as once?
Bertrand Russell

Order, unity, and continuity are human inventions, just as truly as catalogues and encyclopedias.

Bertrand Russell
Hegel's philosophy is so odd that one would not have expected him to be able to get sane men to accept it, but he did. He set it out with so much obscurity that people thought it must be profound. It can quite easily be expounded lucidly in words of one syllable, but then its absurdity becomes obvious.