// 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.

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

Thats Life, Thats what all the people say. You're ridin' high in April, shot down in May, but I know im gonna change that tune, when I’m back on top, back on top in June.

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.