Alfred North Whitehead Quotes
Brief author info: Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) English philosopher and mathematician.
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Learning preserves the errors of the past as well as its wisdom.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
Routine is the god of every social system; it is the seventh heaven of business, the essential component in the success of every factory, the ideal of every statesman. The social machine should run like clockwork.
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought.
Fertilisation of the soul is the reason for the necessity of art.
In every age of well-marked transition there is the pattern of habitual dumb practice and emotion which is passing, and there is oncoming a new complex of habit.
Every epoch has its character determined by the way its population re-act to the material events which they encounter.
The difference between ancients and moderns is that the ancients asked what have we experienced, and moderns asked what can we experience.
No reason can be given for the nature of God, because that nature is the ground of rationality.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.