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Alfred North Whitehead
February 15, 1861 - December 30, 1947
Nationality: English
Category: Mathematician
Subcategory: English Mathematician

Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.


The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to uphold right, justice and ideals.


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


Philosophy is the product of wonder.


It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.


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


Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.


No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it.


Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude.


When you're average, you're just as close to the bottom as you are the top.


Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.


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.


There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays to the devil.


Common sense is genius in homespun.


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


It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.


No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.


It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.


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.


The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development.


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