Best Quotes by Alfred North Whitehead (Top 10)

  1. Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
  2. The misconception which has haunted philosophic literature throughout the centuries is the notion of 'independent existence.' There is no such mode of existence; every entity is to be understood in terms of the way it is interwoven with the rest of the universe.
  3. The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
  4. Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
  5. No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
  6. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
  7. If a dog jumps into 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.
  8. From the very beginning of his education, the child should experience the joy of discovery.
  9. Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
  10. We think in generalities, but we live in detail.

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