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We think in generalities, but we live in detail.

We think in generalities, but we live in detail.

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Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, read more

Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude

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The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order. Life refuses to be read more

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order. Life refuses to be embalmed alive.

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Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.

Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.

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Every really new idea looks crazy at first.

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.

by Alfred North Whitehead Found in: Change Quotes,
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Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.

Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.

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The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.

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Common sense is genius in homespun.

Common sense is genius in homespun.

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But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our read more

But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.

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The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to uphold right, justice and ideals

The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to uphold right, justice and ideals

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