Quotation by Bertrand Russell

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.
Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), British philosopher, mathematician, activist, pacifist. Library of Living Philosophers: The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell, p. 694, ed. P. Schilpp (1944).

One of the author's many expressions of his preference for an ideal or logically perfect language over ordinary language.
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