Alfred Whitehead

1861 - 1947

A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on one

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The many become one, and are increased by one.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on civilization

It must be admitted that there is a degree of instability which is inconsistent with civilization.  But, on the whole, the great ages have been unstable ages.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead

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

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead

The ultimate metaphysical ground is the creative advance into novelty.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on reality and value

Value is coextensive with reality.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on civilization and society

The major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on courage, force, reason, virtue, and vulgarity

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on god and world

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It is as true to say that God is permanent and the World fluent, as that the World is permanent and God is fluent. It is as true to say that God is one and the World many, as that the World is one and God many. It is as true to say that, in comparison with the World, God is actual eminently, as that, in comparison with God, the World is actual eminently. It is as true to say that the World is immanent in God, as that God is immanent in the World. It is as true to say that God transcends the World, as that the World transcends God. It is as true to say that God creates the World, as that the World creates God.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: Process and Reality, 1929

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on education and ideas

Education with inert ideas is not only useless; it is above all things harmful.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on certainty, knowledge, and mathematics

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

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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