Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Quote by Bertrand Russell
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Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.
The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
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.
I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.
The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
The thing about black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could make up.
The only way marriage can work is if a man respects the woman and she is a thinking woman and he wants to work on the marriage.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Scalded cats fear even cold water.
I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
Human nature is not of itself vicious.
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
What's wrong with extreme dieting and hard-core fitness plans is that they don't take into account the rest of your life.