The teacher, like the artist and the philosopher, can perform his work adequately only if he feels himself to be an individual directed by an inner creative impulse, not dominated and fettered by an outside authority.
More Quotes from Bertrand Russell:Belief in God and a future life makes it possible to go through life with less of stoic courage than is needed by sceptics.
A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is.
Never let yourself be diverted either by what you would wish to believe or by what you think would have beneficent social effects if it were believed. Look only at ... the facts.
It is not by prayer and humility that you cause things to go as you wish, but by acquiring a knowledge of natural laws
I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
Sex outside marriage is sin sex within marriage is not sin.
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