Seek simplicity but distrust it.
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Alfred North Whitehead Quotes
Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual...
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
When success turns a man's head he faces failure
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change.
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
The Day of Judgment is an important notion: but that Day is always with us
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
Knowledge is always accompanied with accessories of emotion and purpose
Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its...
The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a...
Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded...
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely...
The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and...
In all education the main cause of failure is staleness.
Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Quietude, which some men cannot abide because it reveals their inward poverty, is as a...
That perfect tranquillity of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a...