"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Bertrand Russell on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Bertrand Russell on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."Bertrand Russell on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Bertrand Russell on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."Bertrand Russell on John F. Kennedy
"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."