"Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Bertrand Russell on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Bertrand Russell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Bertrand Russell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Bertrand Russell on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Bertrand Russell on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."
"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."
"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."