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
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It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
Seek simplicity but distrust it
When you're average, you're just as close to the bottom as you are the top.
Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them.
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We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
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Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge
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Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise
Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized.
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes...
The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement, will depend very largely on...
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would accomplish much must sacrifice...