Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell, [Bertrand Arthur William Russell] (1872-1970) Philosopher, educator

Bertrand Russell Quote

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
~ Bertrand Russell

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Ok, I like it ;-)

J Carlton, Calgary

Turns out the World IS round! And I think Individual Liberty is the most important thing in life. That's why you won't see me staning in a crowd of 100,000 mindlessly chanting..."yes we can".

jim k, austin

J Carlton wouldn't you know. At a recent T Party I saw a cute young thing , probably a U.T. student, with a "Yes We Can" poster. She was quite attractive but obviously brainless.

jim k, austin

The Yes We Can slogan should finish this way. Yes we can really screw things up.

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Anon    8/28/09

Eccentricity is genius in action which most people don't see and so the conclusion an eccentric is not normal.

J Carlton, Calgary

Jim K, I hope you took the time to educate her. And good on you for going to the T-Parties.

jim k, austin

J Carlton, I tried but she was still under the influence of teGrt ambozle, Oba.

jim k, austin

Sorry about the above,having trouble with my computer.

M. Brown, Florida

Well put! Tea Parties are individual liberties parties, with tea. We normally chant "USA"...

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RBESRQ    8/28/09

Yes, Galileo comes to mind - I would only fear in a theocratic oligarchy . Mike, Archer, and Waff, Just returned and continued the thread re; Aug 14 quotes.

E Archer, NYC

Exactly the opposite of what public education is designed for. Well-indoctrinated people do not like to hear opposing viewpoints to their programming.

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Judith    8/28/09

Archer, Does that apply toward both ends of the spectrum?

Elisabeth, Astoria, NY

Good advice, but better be right in addition to eccentric, otherwise giving your opinion may cost. Logic and good sense ultimately win.


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