// Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

The understanding, like the eye, whilst it makes us see and perceive all other things, takes no notice of itself; and it requires art and pains to set it at a distance and make it its own object.

— John Locke

To lead the people, walk behind them.

— Lao Tzu

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.

Science discovers natural laws of the universe; it does not create them. Why then, is belief in God as the Creator of the universe considered contrary to science?

— Nas Raja

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

— Confucius

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms.

Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.

(CoPR; A51, B75)

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

— John Locke