Quotes by Alfred North Whitehead

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Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
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What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.
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Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
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Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
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Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings.
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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.
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Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
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It must be admitted that there is a degree of instability which is inconsistent with civilization. But, on the whole, the great ages have been unstable ages.
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I always feel that I have two duties to perform with a parting guest: one, to see that he doesn't forget anything that is his; the other, to see that he doesn't take anything that is mine.
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Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking.
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