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

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

There is a self-satisfied dogmatism with which mankind at each period of its history cherishes the delusion of the finality of existing modes of knowledge.

Alfred North Whitehead
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