"Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day." - Bertrand Russell

"'Change' is scientific, 'progress' is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy." - Bertrand Russell

"The habit of looking into the future and thinking that the whole meaning of the present lies in what it will bring forth is a pernicious one. There can be no value in the whole unless there is value in the parts." - Bertrand Russell

"Self-respect will keep a man from being abject when he is in the power of enemies, and will enable him to feel that he may be in the right when the world is against him." - Bertrand Russell

"To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement." - Bertrand Russell

"Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know." - Bertrand Russell

"There was never any reason to believe in any innate superiority of the male, except his superior muscle." - Bertrand Russell

"If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances, it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give." - Bertrand Russell

"One should respect public opinion in so far as it is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny." - Bertrand Russell

"The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way." - Bertrand Russell

"Beggars do not envy millionaires, though of course they will envy other beggars who are more successful." - Bertrand Russell

"Work is of two kinds: first, altering a position of matter at or near the earth's surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first kind is unpleasant and ill-paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid." - Bertrand Russell

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