"Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Bertrand Russell on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Bertrand Russell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Bertrand Russell on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Bertrand Russell on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Bertrand Russell on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."