Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you;...
The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a...
In all education the main cause of failure is staleness
Knowledge keeps no better than fish
Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of infinitude we are surrounded...
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best,...
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge
The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to...
It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
We cannot think first and act afterward. From the moment of birth we are immersed...
Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise...
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.
When success turns a man's head he faces failure
The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational...
Philosophy is the product of wonder.
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not...