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

No two beings and no two situations are really commensurable with each other; To become aware of this is to undergo a sort of crisis.

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

If the human mind was simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand it.

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.

What this primordial ground of the unity of the world may be in itself, we should not profess to have thereby decided, but only how we should use it, or rather its idea, in relation to the systematic employment of reason in respect of the things of the world.

(Critique of Pure Reason)

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.

Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity. A philosophical work consists essentially of elucidations.

(Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 4.112)

A non-stationary 'time' cannot be 'grasped' and a stationary 'time' which can be grasped does not exist. How, then can one perceive time if it is not 'grasped'?

— Nagarjuna