Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude.
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Alfred North Whitehead Quotes
The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things...
Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge.
It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame;...
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of infinitude we are surrounded...
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition...
Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges...
When better business decisions are made, economists won't make them.
No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not...
But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that,...
It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression
Humor is reason gone mad.
I don't want to start Any blasphemous rumors But I think that God's Got a...
I this day was spectator of the most magnificent Triumph that certainly ever floted on...