Bertrand Russell Quotes

The peculiar importance attached, at present, to adultery is quite irrational... Moral rules ought not to be such as to make instinctive happiness impossible

 
Context
3rd Earl Russell of Kingston. At the time, adultery was actually a criminal offense in England and most States in America
Citations

Bertrand Russell, 1872-1970, British Philosopher & Reformer, What I Believe, 1925

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Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
  • Born: May 18, 1872
  • Died: February 2, 1970
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Philosopher

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM FRS was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. At various points in his life, Russell considered himself a liberal, a socialist and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense." Russell was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom.