In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
Latest posted quotesby Bertrand Arthur William Russell
For all the life I have desired to feel in unison to me with great masses of men, as it must be for who it takes part of a great keen crowd. Desire has been often so strong to induce me to trick myself. I have imagined myself to be liberal, now socialist, now pacifist, but in the deeper sense I've been never one or the other. Skeptical intellect, when more I would have wished that it shut up...
Through the long years
I sought peace,
I found ecstasy, I found anguish,
I found madness,
I found loneliness,
I found the solitary pain
that gnaws the heart...
If a philosopher is a blind man, in a dark room, that looks for a black cat that is not there, a theologian is the man who succeeds in finding that cat.
Nine tenths of the activities of modern government are harmful. Therefore the worse they are performed the better.
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