I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe – because like Spinoza’s God it won’t love us in return.

Bertrand Russell God Quote

Religions which condemn the pleasures of sense drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.

Bertrand Russell History Quote

Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.

Bertrand Russell Love Quote

Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.

Bertrand Russell Marriage Quote

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.

Bertrand Russell Patriotism Quote

The true spirit of delight the exaltation the sense of being more than Man which is the touchstone of the highest excellence is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.

Bertrand Russell Poetry Quote

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.

Bertrand Russell Religion Quote

Man needs for his happiness not only the enjoyment of this or that but hope and enterprise and change.

Bertrand Russell Change Quote

Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly but will not have the courage to say or even to think that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one.

Bertrand Russell Courage Quote

The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death because they are greater than anything he finds in himself and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.

Bertrand Russell Death Quote