The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, Seek simplicity and distrust it
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
A race preserves its vigor so long as it harbors a real contrast between what...
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely...
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely...
The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and...
Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them.
Common sense is genius in homespun.
But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that,...
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery
The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development.
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking...
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
In all education the main cause of failure is staleness.
Try and fail, but don't fail to try.
The only failure is not to try.
Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.