In all education the main cause of failure is staleness
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development
Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a...
Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes...
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
Common sense is genius in homespun.
The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to...
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...
Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its...
The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things...
Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.
Knowledge keeps no better than fish
Seek simplicity but distrust it
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely...
The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and...
Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise
Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them.