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Alfred North Whitehead Quotes

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On the ostensible exactitude of certain branches of human knowledge, including mathematics The exactness is a fake.

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Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.

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Ideas won't keep something must be done about them.

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The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and distrust it.

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Seek simplicity but distrust it.

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Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.

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War can protect it cannot create.

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Symbolism is no mere idle fancy or corrupt degeneration it is inherent in the very texture of human life.

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Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.

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It requires a very unusual mind to make an analysis of the obvious.

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The 'silly question' is the first intimation of some totally new development.

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It is the essence of life that it exists for its own sake.

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The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen times come when force must be used to uphold right, justice and ideals.

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The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.

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