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.
Violence never settles anything right: apart from injuring your own soul, it injures the best cause. It lingers on long after the object of hate has disappeared from the scene to plague the lives of those who have employed it against their foes.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.