Bertrand Russell Quotes 366
No man who believes that all is for the best in this suffering world can keep his ethical values unimpaired, since he is always having to find excuses for pain and misery.
Source: Has Religion Made Useful Contribution to Civilization? (1929)
Repr. in : Why I am not a Christian, and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects, 1957; The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, vol. 10: A fresh look at empiricism, 1927-42 (G. Allen & Unwin, 1996), p. 217