Alfred N. Whitehead

Alfred N. Whitehead

English philosopher and mathematician

Lived from: 1861-1947

Category: Philosophers | Science

Quotes: Alfred N. Whitehead

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    An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
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    Common sense is genius in homespun.
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    Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.
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    Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.
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    Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
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    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.
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    Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking.
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    Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized.
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    Each human being is a more complex structure than any social system to which he belongs.
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    Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.
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    Every thing of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
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    Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
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    Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
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    Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
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    Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
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