Bertrand Russell: Love and duty

“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.

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Bertrand Russell: Cocksureness and doubt

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Bertrand Russell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. ”
Bertrand Russell

 

 

Bertrand Russell: Eternal bliss

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The late F.W.H. Myers used to tell how he asked a man at a dinner table what he thought would happen to him when he died. The man tried to ignore the question, but on being pressed, replied: “Oh well, I suppose I shall inherit eternal bliss, but I wish you wouldn’t talk about such unpleasant subjects.” –Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970)