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
That a national university in this country is a thing to be desired, has always...
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence...
Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them.
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to...
The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and...
The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about...
In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of...
The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development
Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.
If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you;...
Knowledge keeps no better than fish
The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development.
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best,...
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to...
'How can I be more like you?' she asked the guru. 'The best way to...
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom