Irreverent Quotes

“Whenever I feel the urge to exercise I lie down until the feeling passes.”
– attributed to Mark Twain, among others –


"Belief in a cause is a source of happiness to large numbers of people. The men I have known who believed that the English were the lost ten tribes were almost invariably happy, while as for those who believed that the English were only the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, their bliss knew no bounds. I am not suggesting that the reader should adopt this creed, since I cannot advocate any happiness based upon what seem to me to be false beliefs. For the same reason I cannot urge the reader to believe that men should live exclusively upon nuts, although, so far as my observation goes, this belief invariably ensures perfect happiness.
– Bertrand Russell –

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