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Alfred North Whitehead Quotes and Quotations


From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Action Quotes
The total absence of humour in the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.
- Alfred North Whitehead | The Bible Quotes
A civilized society is one that exhibits the five qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art and peace.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Civilization Quotes
A race preserves its vigour so long as it harbours a real contrast between what has been and what may be, and so long as it is nerved by the vigour to adventure beyond the safeties of the past. Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Civilization Quotes
Not a sentence or a word is independent of the circumstances under which it is uttered.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Conversation 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.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Critics and Criticism Quotes
Education with inert ideas is not only useless; it is above all things harmful.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Education 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.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Education Quotes
The total absence of humour from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Humour and Humorists Quotes
Ideas won't keep: something must be done about them.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Ideas Quotes
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Ignorance Quotes
Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Imagination Quotes
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the universe.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Life 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 | Morality and Ethics Quotes
It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Philosophy Quotes
The only justification in the use of force is to reduce the amount of force necessary to be used.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Power Quotes
The major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Progress Quotes
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Progress Quotes
A science which hesitates to forget its founders is lost.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Science and Technology Quotes
Vigorous societies harbour a certain extravagance of objectives.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Society and Social Quotes
There are no whole truths. All truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Truth 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.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Work 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.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Writers and Writing Quotes
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Youth Quotes
Every organism requires an environment of friends, partly to shield it from violent changes, and partly to supply it with its wants.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Friendship Quotes
The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present.
- Alfred North Whitehead | The Past Quotes
How the past perishes is how the future becomes.
- Alfred North Whitehead | The Past Quotes
The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground; for it is the past, and it is the future.
- Alfred North Whitehead | The Present Quotes
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Positive Quotes
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Change Quotes
Some of the finest moral intuitions come to quite humble people. The visiting of lofty ideas doesn't depend on formal schooling. Think of those Galilean peasants.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Instincts Quotes
It is the business of the future to be dangerous.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Risks Quotes
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Courage Quotes
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
- Alfred North Whitehead | Time Quotes
God is in the world, or nowhere, creating continually in us and around us. Insofar as man partakes of this creative process does he partake of the divine, of God, and that participation is his immortality ....
- Alfred North Whitehead | Creativity Quotes


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