To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Category Archive: Bertrand Russell
A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men.
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.