Posts Tagged 'Lord Bertrand Russell'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/17/19

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The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”   —   Bertrand Russell

(I particularly like his views on religion.  The man was truly a genius.  Nothing more need be said.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/31/17

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The place of the father in modern society is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.”   —   Bertrand Russell

(Maybe during the 1950s and ’60s, but today’s dads are much more involved with their families.  Happy New Year to one and all!  Be well, be safe and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/28/16

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English: Bust Of Bertrand Russell-Red Lion Square-London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.”   —   Bertrand Russell

(Like beating the egg-heads on Jeopardy, for instance . . . which I do on a nightly basis.  I take the online contestant test at least once a year, but they never select me.  Sony must have it out for me!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/20/15

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English: Bust Of Bertrand Russell-Red Lion Square-London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is generally admitted that most grown-up people, however regrettably, will try to have a good time.”   —   Bertrand Russell

(He must have said this ages ago, because nowadays the “however regrettably” sounds a little alien.  With the increasing “Me Generation”, having a “good time” has become much more of a – for better, or for worse – priority.  Duty and selflessness have become secondary.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/05/13

Russell's Teapot

Russell’s Teapot (Photo credit: morgantj)

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”   —   Bertrand Russell

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what a wondrous world it truly is : sutro tower sunset, san francisco (2011) (Photo credit: torbakhopper)

(Everyday, I learn more and more that I know less than I thought I did.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/17/12

DON'T SCRAP THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

DON’T SCRAP THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT (Photo credit: ruSSeLL hiGGs)

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”   —   Bertrand Russell

(The truth is out there, people.  We just have to allow ourselves to see it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/11/12

Español: Bertrand Russell en 1970

Español: Bertrand Russell en 1970 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Righteousness cannot be born until self-righteousness is dead.”   —   Bertrand Russell

 

 

DON'T SCRAP THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

DON’T SCRAP THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT (Photo credit: ruSSeLL hiGGs)

(Say what you will about the man – pro, or con – Lord Bertrand Russell was a master of the English language!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/15/11

Progressive Libertarianism?

My sad conviction is that people can only agree about what they’re not really interested in.”   —   Bertrand Russell

(I wonder what Lyndon LaRouche would say about this?  I, personally, agree with some things that both of these men have espoused.  But, certainly not all that either man embraces/d.  We need more Progressive Libertarians, in my opinion.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/26/10

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To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to citizens of a democracy.”   —   Bertrand Russell

(This guy obviously never heard George W. Bush speak!)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/12/10

Men are born ignorant, not stupid.  They are made stupid by education.”   — Lord Bertrand Russell

(A brilliant and fascinating intellectual.  Some might say scarily so.  Personally, I greatly admire his emphasis of adhering to the Socratic Method, and fighting Formalism.) —   YUR


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