Liberal friendly quotes:

"…when people begin to philosophize they seem to think it necessary to make themselves artificially stupid."
-- Bertrand Russell, Theory of Knowledge

"Philosophy arises from an unusually obstinate attempt to arrive at real knowledge."
-- Bertrand Russell, An Outline of Philosophy

"The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holder's lack of rational conviction."
-- Bertrand Russell, Skeptical Essays.

"There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths."
-- Bertrand Russell, Human Society in Ethics and Politics

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