immanuel kant Quotes

We are enriched not by what we possess, but by what we can do without.
— Immanuel Kant
I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.
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— Immanuel Kant
Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.
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— Immanuel Kant
May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
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— Immanuel Kant
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
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— Immanuel Kant
So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
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— Immanuel Kant
There is something splendid about innocence; but what is bad about it, in turn, is that it cannot protect itself very well and is easily seduced.
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— Immanuel Kant
Give a man everything he wants and at that moment everything is not everything
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— Immanuel Kant
Look closely. The beautiful may be small.
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— Immanuel Kant
It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably.
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— Immanuel Kant
No-one can compel me to be happy in accordance with his conception of the welfare of others, for each may seek his happiness in whatever way he sees fit, so long as he does not infringe upon the freedom of others to pursue a similar end which can be reconciled with the freedom of everyone else within a workable general law ? i.e. he must accord to others the same right as he enjoys himself.
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— Immanuel Kant
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
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— Immanuel Kant
The hand is the visible part of the brain.
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— Immanuel Kant
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
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— Immanuel Kant
Every man is to be respected as an absolute end in himself; and it is a crime against the dignity that belongs to him as a human being, to use him as a mere means for some external purpose.
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— Immanuel Kant
The greatest human quest is to know what one must do in order to become a human being.
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— Immanuel Kant
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
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— Immanuel Kant
Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes
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— Immanuel Kant
Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
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— Immanuel Kant
For peace to reign on Earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first.
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— Immanuel Kant
Feminine traits are called weaknesses. People joke about them; fools ridicule them; but reasonable persons see very well that those traits are just the tools for the management of men, and for the use of men for female designs.
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— Immanuel Kant
If the truth shall kill them, let them die.
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— Immanuel Kant
Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.
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— Immanuel Kant
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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— Immanuel Kant
Democracy is necessarily despotism, as it establishes an executive power contrary to the general will; all being able to decide against one whose opinion may differ, the will of all is therefore not that of all: which is contradictory and opposite to liberty.
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— Immanuel Kant
Enlightenment is man's leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one's intelligence without being guided by another. Sapere Aude! Have the courage to use your own intelligence! is therefore the motto of the enlightenment...
— Immanuel Kant
If you punish a child for being naughty, and reward him for being good, he will do right merely for the sake of the reward; and when he goes out into the world and finds that goodness is not always rewarded, nor wickedness always punished, he will grow into a man who only thinks about how he may get on in the world, and does right or wrong according as he finds advantage to himself.
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— Immanuel Kant
Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.
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— Immanuel Kant
Do the right thing because it is right.
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— Immanuel Kant
All perception is colored by emotion.
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— Immanuel Kant
The death of dogma is the birth of morality.
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— Immanuel Kant
Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt
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— Immanuel Kant
The two great dividers are religion and LANGUAGE
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— Immanuel Kant
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.
— Immanuel Kant
I shall never forget my mother, for it was she who planted and nurtured the first seeds of good within me. She opened my heart to the lasting impressions of nature; she awakened my understanding and extended my horizon and her percepts exerted an everlasting influence upon the course of my life.
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— Immanuel Kant
We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.
— Immanuel Kant
Laziness and cowardice explain why so many men. . . remain under a life-long tutelage and why it is so easy for some men to set themselves up as the guardians of all the rest. . . If I have a book which understands for me, a pastor who has a conscience for me, a doctor who decides my diet, I need not trouble myself. If I am willing to pay, I need not think. Others will do it for me.
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— Immanuel Kant
The existence of the Bible, as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity.
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— Immanuel Kant
If it were possible for us to have so deep an insight into a man's character as shown both in inner and in outer actions, that every, even the least, incentive to these actions and all external occasions which affect them were so known to us that his future conduct could be predicted with as great a certainty as the occurrence of a solar or lunar eclipse, we could nevertheless still assert that the man is free.
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— Immanuel Kant
Art is purposiveness without purpose.
— Immanuel Kant
immanuel kant
Birth    : April 22, 1724
Death  : February 12, 1804
Occupation  : Philosopher