I have always noticed that deeply and truly religious persons are fond of a joke, and I am suspicious of those who aren't
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things...
No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not...
If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you;...
There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them...
Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded...
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame;...
Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges...
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not...
Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.
It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking...
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid...
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best,...