Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.

Alfred North Whitehead Technology Quote

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 Success Quote

Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.

Alfred North Whitehead Religion Quote

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.

Alfred North Whitehead Pet Quote

Speech is human nature itself with none of the artificiality of written language.

Alfred North Whitehead Nature Quote

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.

Alfred North Whitehead Loneliness Quote

In formal logic a contradiction is the signal of defeat but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.

Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.

Alfred North Whitehead Knowledge Quotes

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.

It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.

Alfred North Whitehead Intelligence Quotes

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

Alfred North Whitehead Imagination Quote

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

Alfred North Whitehead Humor Quote