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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on disappointment, effort, fatherhood, mathematics, science, study, water, and weapons

The study of mathematics is apt to commence in disappointment. . . . We are told that by its aid the stars are weighed and the billions of molecules in a drop of water are counted. Yet, like the ghost of Hamlet's father, this greatest science eludes the efforts of our mental weapons to grasp it.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: An Introduction to Mathematics

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on aim, laws, patience, progress, science, thought, and world

The progress of Science consists in observing interconnections and in showing with a patient ingenuity that the events of this ever-shifting world are but examples of a few general relations, called laws. To see what is general in what is particular, and what is permanent in what is transitory, is the aim of scientific thought.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: An Introduction to Mathematics.

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on belief, ideas, perfection, science, and truth

In modern times the belief that the ultimate explanation of all things was to be found in Newtonian mechanics was an adumbration of the truth that all science, as it grows towards perfection, becomes mathematical in its ideas.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on creation, mathematics, originality, purity, science, and spirit

The science of pure mathematics . . . may claim to be the most original creation of the human spirit.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: Science and the Modern World.

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on mathematics and science

Mathematics as a science, commenced when first someone, probably a Greek, proved propositions about "any" things or about "some" things, without specifications of definite particular things.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on gifts, good, heaven, science, and worth

Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven, And though no science, fairly worth the seven.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle iv. Line 43.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art, genius, science, and wit

One science only will one genius fit: So vast is art, so narrow human wit.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part i. Line 60.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on god, mind, science, and soul

Lo, the poor Indian! whose untutor'd mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind; His soul proud Science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or milky way.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 99.

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A Quote by Aleister Crowley on cleverness, magic, science, and wisdom

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.

Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

Source: On Freudian theories, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on good and science

I admit that mathematical science is a good thing. But excessive devotion to it is a bad thing.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Interview with J. W. N. Sullivan, Contemporary Mind, London, 1934.

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