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Alfred North Whitehead

Top 10 Alfred North Whitehead Quotes,  English
Total Quotes : 57
Genius Sense Common

Common sense is genius in homespun.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Words Mature Part

An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Progress Ideas Fundamental

Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.

- Alfred North Whitehead

General Existing Notions

Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Think I Think Entertaining

But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Discover Been Before

Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Technology Important Which

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

- Alfred North Whitehead

Art Aesthetic Imposing

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

- Alfred North Whitehead

New Almost All Almost

Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Mind Happen Very

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Some Which Explicitly

Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Imagination Fools Act

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

- Alfred North Whitehead

Always Religious Noticed

I have always noticed that deeply and truly religious persons are fond of a joke, and I am suspicious of those who aren't.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Matter Deal Some

I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Victory Evolution Real

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

Accomplishments Himself

Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Art Only Most

Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Understood Only Civilized

Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Ideas Keep About

Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Art Adventure Flourishes

Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.

- Alfred North Whitehead