The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, Seek simplicity and distrust it
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.
No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not...
Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them.
Knowledge is always accompanied with accessories of emotion and purpose
Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best,...
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
Knowledge keeps no better than fish
It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that,...
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid...
Seek simplicity but distrust it.
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition...
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded...
It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the...
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise...