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.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.