Alfred Whitehead Quotes

40 Alfred Whitehead quotes:

"Without adventure civilization is in full decay"
"Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure."
"The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it."
"Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice."
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"Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up."
"So far as the mere imparting of information is concerned, no university has had any justification for existence since the popularization of printing in the 15th century."
"Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise"
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"It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression"
"True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason."
"The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue"
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"It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties."
"No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."
"Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas."
"It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious."
"Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains."
"No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it."
"Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed."
"Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself."
"If a dog jumps in 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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"Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious."

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