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

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.

Schrodinger's wave-mechanics is not a physical theory, but a dodge -- and a very good dodge too.

Schrodinger's theory is now enjoying the full tide of popularity, partly because of intrinsic merit, but also, I suspect, partly because it is the only one of the three that is simple enough to be misunderstood.

It is in the external world that the four dimensions are united -- not the relations of the external world to the individual which constitute his direct acquaintance with space and time.

The distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion, even if a stubborn one.

Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

The quest of the absolute leads into the four-dimensional world.

All authorities seem to be agreed that at, or nearly at, the root of everything in the physical world lies the mystic formula qp-pq=ih/2pi. We do not yet understand that; probably if we could understand it we should not think it so fundamental.

We do not defend the validity of seeing beauty in a natural landscape; we accept with gratitude the fact that we are so endowed as to see it that way.