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Alfred North Whitehead Quotes
Brief author info: Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) English philosopher and mathematician.
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Learning preserves the errors of the past as well as its wisdom.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
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. The social machine should run like clockwork.
Philosophy asks the simple question: What is it all about?
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
Each human being is a more complex structure than any social system to which he belongs.
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought.
Fertilisation of the soul is the reason for the necessity of art.
In every age of well-marked transition there is the pattern of habitual dumb practice and emotion which is passing, and there is oncoming a new complex of habit.
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