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Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "A science which hesitates to forget its founders is lost."

A science which hesitates to forget its founders is lost.




Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The essence of dramatic tragedy is not unhappiness. It resides in the solemnity of the remorseless working of things."

The essence of dramatic tragedy is not unhappiness. It resides in the solemnity of the remorseless working of things.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order."

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious."

It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.




Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Routine is the god of every social system it is the seventh heaven of business the essential component in the success of every factory the ideal of every statesman."

Routine is the god of every social system it is the seventh heaven of business the essential component in the success of every factory the ideal of every statesman.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Life is complex in its expression, involving more than percipience, namely desire, emotion, will, and feeling."

Life is complex in its expression, involving more than percipience, namely desire, emotion, will, and feeling.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Not ignorance but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge."

Not ignorance but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge.




Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Religion is the last refuge of human savagery."

Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy."

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed."

In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Vigorous societies harbour a certain extravagance of objectives."

Vigorous societies harbour a certain extravagance of objectives.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them."

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.




Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows."

Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present."

The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The foundation of reverence is this perception, that the present holds within itself the complete sum of existence, backwards and forwards, that whole amplitude of time, which is eternity."

The foundation of reverence is this perception, that the present holds within itself the complete sum of existence, backwards and forwards, that whole amplitude of time, which is eternity.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended."

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious."

It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "A civilized society is one that exhibits the five qualities of truth beauty adventure art and peace."

A civilized society is one that exhibits the five qualities of truth beauty adventure art and peace.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like and immorality is what they dislike."

What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like and immorality is what they dislike.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "How the past perishes is how the future becomes."

How the past perishes is how the future becomes.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue."

The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "We think in generalities but we live in detail."

We think in generalities but we live in detail.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Fools act on imagination without knowledge pedants act on knowledge without imagination."

Fools act on imagination without knowledge pedants act on knowledge without imagination.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "It is the business of the future to be dangerous and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties."

It is the business of the future to be dangerous and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern."

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The factor in human life provocative of a noble discontent is the gradual emergence of a sense of criticism founded upon appreciation of beauty and of intellectual distinction and of duty."

The factor in human life provocative of a noble discontent is the gradual emergence of a sense of criticism founded upon appreciation of beauty and of intellectual distinction and of duty.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The total absence of humour in the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature."

The total absence of humour in the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur."

The major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes but the firm resolve of virtue and reason."

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Get your knowledge quickly and then use it. If you can use it you will retain it."

Get your knowledge quickly and then use it. If you can use it you will retain it.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "From the moment of birth we are immersed in action and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought."

From the moment of birth we are immersed in action and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Life is an offensive directed against the repetitious mechanism of the universe."

Life is an offensive directed against the repetitious mechanism of the universe.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Education with inert ideas is not only useless it is above all things harmful."

Education with inert ideas is not only useless it is above all things harmful.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The total absence of humour from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature."

The total absence of humour from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Religion is what an individual does with his solitariness."

Religion is what an individual does with his solitariness.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory."

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The antithesis between a technical and a liberal education is fallacious. There can be no adequate technical education which is not liberal and no liberal education which is not technical."

The antithesis between a technical and a liberal education is fallacious. There can be no adequate technical education which is not liberal and no liberal education which is not technical.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Wisdom is the fruit of a balanced development."

Wisdom is the fruit of a balanced development.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason."

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The only justification in the use of force is to reduce the amount of force necessary to be used."

The only justification in the use of force is to reduce the amount of force necessary to be used.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Not a sentence or a word is independent of the circumstances under which it is uttered."

Not a sentence or a word is independent of the circumstances under which it is uttered.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Science is a river with two sources, the practical source and the theoretical source."

Science is a river with two sources, the practical source and the theoretical source.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "We think in generalities, but we live in detail. To make the past live, we must perceive it in detail in addition to thinking of it in generalities."

We think in generalities, but we live in detail. To make the past live, we must perceive it in detail in addition to thinking of it in generalities.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "A man really writes for an audience of about ten persons. Of course if others like it that is clear gain. But if those ten are satisfied he is content."

A man really writes for an audience of about ten persons. Of course if others like it that is clear gain. But if those ten are satisfied he is content.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground for it is the past and it is the future."

The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground for it is the past and it is the future.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge."

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "Philosophy begins in wonder. And at the end when philosophic thought has done its best the wonder remains."

Philosophy begins in wonder. And at the end when philosophic thought has done its best the wonder remains.



Alfred North Whitehead Quotes: "There are no whole truths. All truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil."

There are no whole truths. All truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.