"Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Alfred North Whitehead on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Alfred North Whitehead on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Alfred North Whitehead on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Alfred North Whitehead on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Alfred North Whitehead on Dalai Lama
"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."
"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."
"True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason."