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

A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

— Buddha

A facillity for quotation covers the absence of original thought.

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

The manifoldness of space and time is the a priori ground of the intuitions of sensibility.

(Critique of Pure Reason)

We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.

A fool marvels at rare things, but a wise man at common ones.

There are, indeed, things that cannot be put into words. They make themselves manifest. They are what is mystical.

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

All moral rules must be tested by examining whether they tend to realize ends that we desire. I say ends that we desire, not ends that we ought to desire. What we 'ought' to desire is merely what someone else wishes us to desire.