// Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

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.

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind.

Space exists only in relation to our particularizing consciousness.