Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. (Mark Twain)
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Alfred North Whitehead


(1861 – 1947) An English mathematician who became an American philosopher. He wrote on algebra, logic, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of science, physics, metaphysics, and education. He co-authored the epochal Principia Mathematica with Bertrand Russell.

A culture is in its finest flower before it begins to analyze itself.
A general definition of civilization: a civilized society is exhibiting the five qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art, peace.
A precise language awaits a completed metaphysics.
Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment in recognition of the pattern.
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.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
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