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  • Some of the finest moral intuitions come to quite humble people. The visiting of lofty ideas doesn't depend on formal schooling. Think of those Galilean peasants.
    (Alfred Whitehead)

  • Religion is what an individual does with his solitariness.
    (Alfred Whitehead)

  • 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 ones.
    (Alfred Whitehead)

  • The Day of Judgment is an important notion but that Day is always with us
    (Alfred Whitehead)

  • The learned tradition is not concerned with truth, but with the learned adjustment of learned statements of antecedent learned people
    (Alfred Whitehead)


  • Religion is the reaction of human nature to its search for God
    (Alfred Whitehead)

  • In every age of well-marked transition, there is the pattern of habitual dumb practice and emotion which is passing and there is oncoming a new complex of habit.
    (Alfred Whitehead)

  • There is a self-satisfied dogmatism with which mankind at each period of its history cherishes the delusion of the finality of existing modes of knowledge.
    (Alfred Whitehead)

  • In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed
    (Alfred Whitehead)

  • Actors are loved because they are unoriginal. Actors stick to their script. The unoriginal man is loved by the mediocrity because this kind of artistic expression is something to which the merest five-eighth can climb.
    (Alfred Whitehead)

  • Religion is what the individual does with his own solitariness
    (Alfred Whitehead)

  • Education which is not modern share the fate of all organic things which are kept too long
    (Alfred Whitehead)


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