Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones
Quote by Bertrand Russell
It is not power itself, but the legitimation of the lust for power, which corrupts...
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away...
The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful...
No great achievement is possible without persistent work.
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with...
Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
My first advice on how not to grow old would be to choose you ancestors...
Sin is geographical.
The three main extra-rational activities in modern life are religion, war, and love; all these...
Sex outside marriage is sin; sex within marriage is not sin.
If today were a fish I'd throw it back
The professional moralist in our day is a man of less than average intelligence.
I am a firm believer in democratic representative government as the best form for those...
The root of the matterï¿½ the thing I meanï¿½ is love, Christian love, or compassion....
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
Vanity is a motive of immense potency.
Religion is the highest vanity.
Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired:...
Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt