Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Alfred North Whitehead Quotes
In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not...
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best,...
The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational...
That a national university in this country is a thing to be desired, has always...
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language
One main factor in the upward trend of animal life has been the power of...
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence...
Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely...
The Day of Judgment is an important notion: but that Day is always with us
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you;...
Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual...
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise...