Quote of the Day: Opinion

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell is perhaps my favourite of the “modern-day” philosophers as he made philosophy available to a wide audience through his books, lectures, and broadcasts. This quote will surely resonate with all the scientists, academics, inventors, and everyday people who have an opinion, dream, or goal that goes against the grain. Your opinion counts and it may challenge set beliefs for the common good.

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9 thoughts on “Quote of the Day: Opinion

  1. Dear The Sage Page,

    Thank you for quoting Bertrand Russell’s words: “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

    I quoted “Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” in one of my most expansive and analytical posts entitled The Quotation Fallacy “💬”, which you are very welcome to peruse and comment on.

    May you find the rest of 2022 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your thinking, writing, reading and blogging whatever topics that take your intellectual fantasy and creative reverie in all their depths, diversity and profundity!

    Take care and prosper!

    Yours sincerely,

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    1. Hi Soundeagle, I’m off to visit and persuse The Quotation Fallacy right now! I’m a big fan of Russell and I recommend hos book “What I believe” which I’m sure you will have come across. Thanks so much for your warm wishes and I too send caring thoughts for your continured success. The Sage.

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  2. Yes. How true. Today, too many believe science, for instance, is advanced by consensus. Yet, those who had scientific breakthroughs were outside the consensus. These individuals thought differently and had the courage to challenge the rote thinking of so many. Newton, Einstein and others didn’t develop theories because they followed the pack. They developed them for precisely the opposite reasons. They saw what others couldn’t. Now everyone follows them, but it took a bit of time before their ideas were fully accepted.

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