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

The distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion, even if a stubborn one.

Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

The quest of the absolute leads into the four-dimensional world.

All authorities seem to be agreed that at, or nearly at, the root of everything in the physical world lies the mystic formula qp-pq=ih/2pi. We do not yet understand that; probably if we could understand it we should not think it so fundamental.

We do not defend the validity of seeing beauty in a natural landscape; we accept with gratitude the fact that we are so endowed as to see it that way.

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

Education- That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

The mathematics is not there till we put it there.

The man in the street is always making this demand for concrete explanation of the things referred to in science; but of necessity he must be disappointed. It is like our experience in learning to read. That which is written in a book is symbolic of a story in real life.

Our knowledge of things where we are not, and of things when we are not, is essentially the same -- an inference (sometimes a mistaken inference) from brain impressions, including memory, here and now.