Disobedience in the sense in which we use it here, is an act of the affirmation of reason and will. It is not primarily an attitude directed against something, but for something: for man’s capacity to see, to say what he sees, and to refuse to say what he does not see. To do so he does not need to be aggressive or rebellious; he needs to have his eyes open, to be fully awake, and willing to take the responsibility to open the eyes of those who are in danger of perishing because they are half asleep. ― (1967b: Prophets and Priests, in: R. Schoenman (Ed.): Bertrand Russell. Philosopher of the Century: Essays in His Honor, London (George Allen and Unwin) 1967, p. 72.)