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Alfred Whitehead Quotes

40 Alfred Whitehead quotes:

"Spoken language is merely a series of squeaks"
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"Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced"
"Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them."
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"Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language"
"Philosophy is the product of wonder."
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth."
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"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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"Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice."
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"It must be admitted that there is a degree of instability which is inconsistent with civilization. But, on the whole, the great ages have been unstable ones."
"Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude"
"Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure."
"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."
"It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious."
"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."
"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"
"Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language."
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