QOTD: Irrational

“Irrationality, so far from being an obstacle, has historically led to peace, security and strength, and is indispensable to society: it is rational institutions— republics, elective monarchies, democracies, associations founded on the enlightened principles of free love—that collapse soonest; authoritarian churches, hereditary monarchies and aristocracies, traditional forms of life, like the highly irrational institution of the family, founded on lifelong marriage—it is they that persist.”

— Isaiah Berlin, 1973