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  Great dreamers's dreams are never fulfilled, they are always transcended.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  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  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  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.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead