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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1275
AUTHOR: Bertrand Russell (1872–1970)
QUOTATION: The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holder’s lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.
ATTRIBUTION: BERTRAND RUSSELL, Sceptical Essays, Introduction, p. 10 (1961).

See also No. 677.
SUBJECTS: Opinions