Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
More quotes by Bertrand Russell
If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
More quotes about Life
People say time heals all wounds. Let me tell you, time heals nothing. You can do the wrong thing for 10 years and it doesn’t equal the right thing for one day.
Change can come in either of two important ways: Start behaving positively or stop behaving negatively.
[To Robertson] I think you should move to California. Malibu is paradise. You can always change your mind. Why don’t you just let me put this together? I’ll get you a house in the Malibu Colony.
You cannot be who and what you are unless you have a lifestyle, both internally and externally, that is designed to support that definition of self.
If she doesn’t acknowledge what happened, then how can we trust that she is going to be different in the future?
How many legs does a dog have, if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.
I know all those people. I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them.