"Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Bertrand Russell on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Bertrand Russell on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Bertrand Russell on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Bertrand Russell on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Bertrand Russell on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."