Bertrand Russell, Bertrand Russell's Best
``The less reason a man has to suppose himself in the right, the more vehemently he asserts that there is no doubt whatsoever that he is exactly right.''
``I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.''
``It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.''