Alfred North Whitehead Quotes

28 Alfred North Whitehead quotes:

"The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development."
"Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language."
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"Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows."
"Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination."
"Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced."
"Seek simplicity but distrust it."
"Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them."
"Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them."
"I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether."
"Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended."
"The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order."
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"True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes. Rather the firm resolve of virtue and reason."
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"It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious."
"Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it."
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"The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy."
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"If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer."
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"Without adventure civilization is in full decay."
"Every philosophy is tinged with the colouring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning."
"In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory."
"It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression."

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