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    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.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: faith 
     
    Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: men 
     
    May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: live  action  law 
     
    It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: experience  doubt 
     
    So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: world  action  law 
     
    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.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: bad 
     
    Give a man everything he wants and at that moment everything is not everything
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: men  moment 
     
    Look closely. The beautiful may be small.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: beautiful 
     
    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.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: live 
     
    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.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: happiness  freedom  law  right 
     
    Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: live  law 
     
    The hand is the visible part of the brain.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: brain 
     
    All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
    — 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.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: crimes  men  human  dignity 
     
    The greatest human quest is to know what one must do in order to become a human being.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: human 
     
    Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
    — Immanuel Kant
    Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: quotes  friends  eyes 
     
    Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: law  sky  morals 
     
    For peace to reign on Earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: peace  earth 
     
    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.
    — Immanuel Kant
    If the truth shall kill them, let them die.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: truth  die 
     
    Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: human 
     
    Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: wisdom 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Immanuel Kant
    Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: rules  hope 
     
    Do the right thing because it is right.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: right 
     
    All perception is colored by emotion.
    — Immanuel Kant
    The death of dogma is the birth of morality.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: death  morality  birth 
     
    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
    — Immanuel Kant
    The two great dividers are religion and LANGUAGE
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: language 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Immanuel Kant
    tags: men  conscience  book  doctor 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Immanuel Kant
    Art is purposiveness without purpose.
    — Immanuel Kant
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    immanuel kant
    Birth    : April 22, 1724
    Death  : February 12, 1804
    Occupation  : Philosopher