"Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Alfred North Whitehead on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Alfred North Whitehead on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Alfred North Whitehead on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Alfred North Whitehead on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Alfred North Whitehead on John F. Kennedy
"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."