// banach's | Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

A facillity for quotation covers the absence of original thought.

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

The manifoldness of space and time is the a priori ground of the intuitions of sensibility.

(Critique of Pure Reason)

We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.

A fool marvels at rare things, but a wise man at common ones.

There are, indeed, things that cannot be put into words. They make themselves manifest. They are what is mystical.

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

All moral rules must be tested by examining whether they tend to realize ends that we desire. I say ends that we desire, not ends that we ought to desire. What we 'ought' to desire is merely what someone else wishes us to desire.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

— Carl Jung

Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all

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