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Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)
English mathematician & philosopher [more author details]
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A clash of doctrines is not a disaster--it is an opportunity.
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Alfred North Whitehead
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
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Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
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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.
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Alfred North Whitehead
If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
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Alfred North Whitehead
It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
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Alfred North Whitehead
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
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Alfred North Whitehead
Seek simplicity, and distrust it.
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The art of progress is to preserve order amid change.
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The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
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Alfred North Whitehead
The poet, the artist, the sleuth - whoever sharpens our perception tends to be antisocial... he cannot go along with currents and trends.
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The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them.
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Alfred North Whitehead
There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.
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Alfred North Whitehead
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
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Alfred North Whitehead
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
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Alfred North Whitehead, Dialogues (1954)
The future belongs to those who can rise above the confines of the earth.
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Alfred North Whitehead, From the viewbook of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.
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Alfred North Whitehead, Introduction to Mathematics (1911)

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