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

We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about 'and'.

In any attempt to bridge the domains of experience belonging to the spiritual and the physical sides of our nature, time occupies the key position.

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.

Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.

Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?

We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.

We week the truth; but if some voice told us that a few years more would see the end of our journey, that the clouds of uncertainty would be dispersed, and that we should perceive the whole truth about the physical universe, the tidings would be by no means joyful. In science as in religion the truth shines ahead as a beacon showing us the path; we do not ask to attain it; it is better far that we be permitted to seek.

They could but make the best of it, and went around with woebegone faces sadly complaining that on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays they must lool on light as a wave; on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, as a particle. On Sundays they simply prayed.

The most beautiful thing we experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science.

The male has more teeth than the female in mankind, and sheep and goats, and swine. This has not been observed in other animals. Those persons which have the greatest number of teeth are the longest lived; those which have them widely separated, smaller, and more scattered, are generally more short lived.

— Aristotle