We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world - its good facts, its bad facts, its beauties, and its ugliness; see the world as it is and be not afraid of it. Conquer the world by intelligence and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it. The whole conception of God is a conception derived from the ancient Oriental despotisms. It is a conception quite unworthy of free men. When you hear people in church debasing themselves and saying that they are miserable sinners, and all the rest of it, it seems contemptible and not worthy of self-respecting human beings. We ought to stand up and look the world frankly in the face. We ought to make the best we can of the world, and if it is not so good as we wish, after all it will still be better than what these others have made of it in all these ages. 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. It needs hope for the future, not looking back all the time toward a past that is dead, which we trust will be far surpassed by the future that our intelligence can create.

We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair...
Bertrand Russell

Cut and paste the below code to embed this quote by Bertrand Russell in your webpage.

If you want to embed quote of the day quotes or want to see other display style options visit our sample page to see all the options.

Learn more about Joomla Quotes Extensions and wordpress extensions.

Cut and paste the following quote id in joomla module / wordpress widget options to display this quote in your webpage. Learn more about Joomla Quotes Extensions and wordpress extensions.

The following will embed an image.You can easily copy and paste it in email or presentations etc. If you want to embed quote of the day quotes or want to see other style options visit our sample page to see all the options.

If you are using this quote in any webpage , printmedia or any other places please use the following methods to cite this quotation.

MLA Style Citation
"A quote by Bertrand Russell" theysaidso.com,2019. Nov 15, 2019. https://theysaidso.com/quote/bertrand-russell-we-want-to-stand-upon-our-own-feet-and-look-fair-and-square-at
APA Style Citation
"A quote by Bertrand Russell" (n.d.). theysaidso.com. Retrieved Nov 15, 2019, from theysaidso.com web site : https://theysaidso.com/quote/bertrand-russell-we-want-to-stand-upon-our-own-feet-and-look-fair-and-square-at
Chicago Style Citation
"A quote by Bertrand Russell". theysaidso.com, 2019. https://theysaidso.com/quote/bertrand-russell-we-want-to-stand-upon-our-own-feet-and-look-fair-and-square-at , accessed Nov 15, 2019.
comments powered by Disqus