Alfred North Whitehead Quotes

Who the Hell is Alfred North Whitehead?

Alfred North Whitehead was an English mathematician and philosopher.

Born February 15, 1861
Died December 30, 1947

Books by Alfred North Whitehead


Best 10 Quotes by Alfred North Whitehead

“Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.”

Alfred North Whitehead

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

Alfred North Whitehead

“Error is the price we pay for progress.”

Alfred North Whitehead

“Every really new idea looks crazy at first.”

Alfred North Whitehead

“Great dreamers' dreams are never fulfilled, they are always transcended.”

Alfred North Whitehead

“It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.”

Alfred North Whitehead

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

Alfred North Whitehead

“Philosophy begins in wonder. And at the end when philosophic thought has done its best the wonder remains.”

Alfred North Whitehead

“The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.”

Alfred North Whitehead

“We think in generalities, but we live in details.”

Alfred North Whitehead