// banach's | Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

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.

All moral rules must be tested by examining whether they tend to realize ends that we desire. I say ends that we desire, not ends that we ought to desire. What we 'ought' to desire is merely what someone else wishes us to desire.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

— Carl Jung

Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all

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You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it in himself.

— Galileo

The transcendental object which may be the ground of this appearance that we call matter is a mere something of which we should not understand what it is, even if someone were in a position to tell us.

(Critique of Pure Reason)

The truth wears longer than all the gods; for it is only in the truth's service, and for love of it, that people have overthrown the gods and at last God himself. "The truth" outlasts the downfall of the world of gods, for it is the immortal soul of this transitory world of gods; it is Deity itself.

We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody ever tell you different.