"Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Alfred North Whitehead on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Alfred North Whitehead on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Alfred North Whitehead on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Alfred North Whitehead on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Alfred North Whitehead on Mark Twain
"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."
"Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self."
"Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains."
"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."
"The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order."
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