Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Quote by Bertrand Russell
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I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
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.
My dad used to say, 'Just because you dress up in a coat and tie, it doesn't influence your intelligence.'
It's hard to tell with these Internet startups if they're really interested in building companies or if they're just interested in the money. I can tell you, though: If they don't really want to build a company, they won't luck into it. That's because it's so hard that if you don't have a passion, you'll give up.
I have not supported same-sex marriage. I have supported civil partnerships and contractual relationships.
I'm Jewish. I don't work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.
The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it.
Thankfully, due to the United Kingdom and the commitment of the Westminster government we are able to ensure that money brought in, whether it be from the City of London or from North Sea oil, can be pooled and directed to wherever it is needed most. That is what being in the United Kingdom is all about.
I have no time for those who say there is no way Scotland could go it alone. I know first-hand the contribution Scotland and Scots make to Britain's success - so for me there's no question about whether Scotland could be an independent nation.
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.
Well, just being stupid and politically incorrect doesn't work. You can be politically incorrect if you're smart.
It also allows you to look as though you're not particularly from the present, future or past, either.