The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Alfred North Whitehead Quotes
Seek simplicity but distrust it
Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.
In all education the main cause of failure is staleness.
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely...
Common sense is genius in homespun.
The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development.
I would be a billionaire if I was looking to be a selfish boss. That's...
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes...
One main factor in the upward trend of animal life has been the power of...
It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression
Seek simplicity but distrust it.
The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational...
The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about...
It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.
It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
Knowledge is always accompanied with accessories of emotion and purpose
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language
All discourses but my own afflict me; they seem harsh, impertinent, and irksome
Liberty don't work as good in practice as it does in speeches