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

Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.

While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State.

Every present state of a simple substance is a natural consequence of its preceding state, in such a way that its present is big with its future.

— Leibniz

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.

— Niels Bohr

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.

What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

If there were no eternal consciousness in a man, if at the foundation of all there lay only a wildly seething power which writhing with obscure passions produced everything that is great and everything that is insignificant, if a bottomless void never satiated lay hidden beneath all -- what then would life be but despair?

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.

— Niels Bohr

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.

— Seneca