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 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 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 future, knowledge, past, and present

The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present. The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground; for it is the past, and it is the future.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on aim, ambition, fame, labor, mankind, sharing, virtue, and wisdom

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim.   Wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame,  Obtained with labor, for mankind employed,  And then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on existence and nature

To be an abstraction does not mean that an entity is nothing. It merely means that its existence is only a factor of a more concrete element of nature.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: The Concept of Nature

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