It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things...
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery
The Day of Judgment is an important notion: but that Day is always with us
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition...
In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of...
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence...
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely...
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to...
A race preserves its vigor so long as it harbors a real contrast between what...
It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the...
In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not...
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then...
Sanctimony is the most inexpensive form of morality. It costs us nothing to make much...
Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.