Alfred North Whitehead
English mathematician and philosopher (1861-1947)
Alfred North Whitehead was an English mathematician and philosopher. He is best known as the defining figure of the philosophical school known as process philosophy, which today has found application to a wide variety of disciplines, including ecology, theology, education, physics, biology, economics, and psychology, among other areas.
Alfred North Whitehead Quotes
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
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.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.
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.