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.
There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.