"It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Bertrand Russell on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Bertrand Russell on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Bertrand Russell on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Bertrand Russell on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Bertrand Russell on Robert Frost
"To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it."
"Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age."
"Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself."
"Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change."
"Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one."
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