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bertrand russell quotes
"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."
"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."
"Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so."
"Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it."
"There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action."
"A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation."
"The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
"Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power."
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."