Alfred North Whitehead
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
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Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.
No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it.
It is the business of the future to be dangerous and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
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.
It does kids no favors, and sets them up for a potential lifetime of poor health and social embarrassment, to excuse them from family meals of real food. Everyone benefits from healthy eating, but it is particularly crucial at the beginning of life.
No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.
It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, 'Did you sleep good?' I said 'No, I made a few mistakes.'
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
People internalize, from the jail to student loan debt, to credit card debt, to unemployment to the whole collective. It manifests itself in many ways, in people's home lives, domestic stuff.
Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
Worry - a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray.
I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it.