— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Greek Exercises (1888), written two days after his sixteenth birthday.
Contexto: I should like to believe my people's religion, which was just what I could wish, but alas, it is impossible. I have really no religion, for my God, being a spirit shown merely by reason to exist, his properties utterly unknown, is no help to my life. I have not the parson's comfortable doctrine that every good action has its reward, and every sin is forgiven. My whole religion is this: do every duty, and expect no reward for it, either here or hereafter.