- Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
- Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
- Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
- The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
- Sin is geographical.
- The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.
- Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
- Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
- There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
- To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
- War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
- Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
- The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
- The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
- Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
- There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
viernes, 13 de agosto de 2010
I've always admired Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) so here are some of my favourite quotes of his (pretty sure that's not how you say it)