// Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

How can the past and future be when the past is no longer and the future is not yet? As for the present, if it were always present and never moved on to become the past, it would not be time, but eternity.

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

(The Concept of Anxiety)

In order to discover who you are, first learn who everybody else is; you're what's left.

— Unknown

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Look! are not the fields covered with a delightful verdure? Is there not something in the woods and groves, in the rivers and clear springs, that soothes, that delights, that transports the soul? At the prospect of the wide and deep ocean, or some huge mountain whose top is lost in the clouds, or of an old gloomy forest, are not our minds filled with a pleasing horror? Even in rocks and deserts is there not an agreeable wildness? How sincere a pleasure is it to behold the natural beauties of the earth! . .

You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward.

Love, and do what you like.

It is certainly no part of religion to compel religion.

— Tertullius

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.

Resist much, obey little