Alfred North Whitehead Top 10 Quotes

Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
Alfred North Whitehead (Adventures of Ideas, 1933)
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
Alfred North Whitehead (Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead, 1954)
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
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.
Alfred North Whitehead (Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead, 1954)
It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
Alfred North Whitehead (Science and the Modern World, 1925)
Error is the price we pay for progress.
Alfred North Whitehead (Process and Reality: An Essay in Cosmology, 1929)
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
Alfred North Whitehead
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
Alfred North Whitehead (Quoted in The Atlantic Monthly, 1926)
The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them.
Alfred North Whitehead (Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead, 1954)
The future belongs to those who can rise above the confines of the earth.
Alfred North Whitehead
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Alfred North Whitehead Biography

Born: February 15, 1861
Died: December 30, 1947

Alfred North Whitehead was an English mathematician and philosopher.
He is most commonly known as the co-author of
Principa Mathematica.

Notable Works

An Introduction to Mathematics (1911)
Science and the Modern World (1925)
The Aims of Education (1929)
Process and Reality (1929)
Adventures of Ideas (1933)
Dialogues (1954)

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