Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of...
The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a...
Knowledge keeps no better than fish
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking...
When success turns a man's head he faces failure
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded...
The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise...
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge.
It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression
The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and...
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid...
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best,...
The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about...
Seek simplicity but distrust it.
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the...