“Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life.” — Bertrand Russell.
“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
“One of the symptoms of approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
– Bertrand Russell.
“I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.”
“Love can flourish only as long as it is free and spontaneous; it tends to be killed by the thought of duty. To say that it is your duty to love so-and-so is the surest way to cause you to hate him or her.”
—Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals.
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.”
“Morally, a philosopher who uses his professional competence for anything except a disinterested search for truth is guilty of a kind of treachery.”