// 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.

There is no quantum world. There is only an abstract quantum mechanical description.

— Niels Bohr

It really is a nice theory. The only defect I think it has is probably common to all philosophical theories. It's wrong.

(Naming and Necessity)

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.

We are not loved by our friends for what we are; rather, we are loved in spite of what we are.

All Joy wants eternity.

— Nietzsche

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.

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