Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Alfred North Whitehead Quotes
Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its...
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge.
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not...
But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that,...
Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best,...
When better business decisions are made, economists won't make them.
The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about...
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise...
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise
The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and...
In all education the main cause of failure is staleness.
It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of infinitude we are surrounded...
That a national university in this country is a thing to be desired, has always...
When you're average, you're just as close to the bottom as you are the top.
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.