Alfred North Whitehead
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
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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.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
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.
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
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.
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.
The truth does not require a majority to prevail, ladies and gentlemen. The truth is its own power. The truth will out. Never forget that.
Americans are terrified because so many of them have been laid off in recent years and months and they fear that they may be next. Even if they have not been laid off or have not known anyone laid off, they definitely know someone who has lost his home.
Everyone can write, but not everyone can be a poet.
If I designed a computer with 200 chips, I tried to design it with 150. And then I would try to design it with 100. I just tried to find every trick I could in life to design things real tiny.
I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.
You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other - the wordplay. I think we've really lost that in movies.
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future men of discernment deal only with the present moment.
Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people.
Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.