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

Fear and stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions.

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.

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.