When success turns a man's head he faces failure
Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized.
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery
When you're average, you're just as close to the bottom as you are the top.
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely...
Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a...
In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not...
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame;...
Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded...
The Day of Judgment is an important notion: but that Day is always with us
We cannot think first and act afterward. From the moment of birth we are immersed...
If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you;...
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best,...
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for...
Means must be subsidiary to ends and to our desire for dignity and value.
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of...
We must expect to fail...but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the...