We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
Tag: Bertrand Russell
(1872-1970) Philosopher, educator
Check your assumptions
In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
The root of democracy
Envy is the basis of Democracy.
It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions make it impossible to earn a living.
Wisdom and certainty
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Freedom of opinion
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
Educated into stupidity
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.