"The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Bertrand Russell on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Bertrand Russell on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Bertrand Russell on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Bertrand Russell on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."
"Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change."