Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge
Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame;...
When better business decisions are made, economists won't make them.
What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then...
Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise
We cannot think first and act afterward. From the moment of birth we are immersed...
Knowledge keeps no better than fish
Common sense is genius in homespun.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change.
Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about...
Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.
No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not...
In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not...
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of...
Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them.
Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges...
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking...