Jul 13 2011"A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men."
Bertrand Russell - British mathematician and philosopher. Jailed for six months during WWI for writing an antiwar article. His irreligion and advocacy of sexual freedom got him barred from teaching in New York by the state Supreme Court in the early 1940s. Awarded the 1950 Nobel Prize in Literature as “the champion of humanity and freedom of thought.”