Alfred North Whitehead Quotes

Ideas wonít keep; something must be done about them.

Alfred North Whitehead

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

Alfred North Whitehead

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

Alfred North Whitehead

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

Alfred North Whitehead

In all education the main cause of failure is staleness

Alfred North Whitehead

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

The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, Seek simplicity and distrust it

Alfred North Whitehead

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.

Alfred North Whitehead

Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.

Alfred North Whitehead

Philosophy is the product of wonder.

Alfred North Whitehead

Seek simplicity, and distrust it.

Alfred North Whitehead

Seek simplicity but distrust it.

Alfred North Whitehead

Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language

Alfred North Whitehead

Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.

Alfred North Whitehead

The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it.

Alfred North Whitehead
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