"The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Bertrand Russell on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Bertrand Russell on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Bertrand Russell on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Bertrand Russell on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Bertrand Russell on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."