Immanuel Kant Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Immanuel Kant

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Immanuel Kant quotes: You only know me as you see me, not as I actually am You only know me as you see me, not as I actually am
Immanuel Kant quotes: Maturity is having the courage to use one's own intelligence! Maturity is having the courage to use one's own intelligence!
Immanuel Kant quotes: All duties depend as regards the kind of obligation (not the object of their action) upon the one principle. All duties depend as regards the kind of obligation (not the object of their action) upon the one principle.
Immanuel Kant quotes: The only thing that is good without qualification is a good will. The only thing that is good without qualification is a good will.
Immanuel Kant quotes: It is therefore correct to say that the senses do not err - not because they always judge rightly, but because they do not judge at all. It is therefore correct to say that the senses do not err - not because they always judge rightly, but because they do not judge at all.
Immanuel Kant quotes: All appearances are real and negatio; sophistical: All reality must be sensation. All appearances are real and negatio; sophistical: All reality must be sensation.
Immanuel Kant quotes: The only thing permanent is change. The only thing permanent is change.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Beauty presents an indeterminate concept of Understanding, the sublime an indeterminate concept of Reason. Beauty presents an indeterminate concept of Understanding, the sublime an indeterminate concept of Reason.
Immanuel Kant quotes: The science of mathematics presents the most brilliant example of how pure reason may successfully enlarge its domain without the aid of experience The science of mathematics presents the most brilliant example of how pure reason may successfully enlarge its domain without the aid of experience
Immanuel Kant quotes: The nice thing about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you're doing, someone else does. The nice thing about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you're doing, someone else does.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Man desires concord; but nature know better what is good for his species; she desires discord. Man desires concord; but nature know better what is good for his species; she desires discord.
Immanuel Kant quotes: So act that anything you do may become universal law. So act that anything you do may become universal law.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands. Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
Immanuel Kant quotes: No one can be compelled by law to be beneficent (though he may be taxed and this money then distributed in welfare payments), No one can be compelled by law to be beneficent (though he may be taxed and this money then distributed in welfare payments),
Immanuel Kant quotes: Only the descent into the hell of self-knowledge can pave the way to godliness. Only the descent into the hell of self-knowledge can pave the way to godliness.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Two things strike me dumb: the infinite starry heavens, and the sense of right and wrong in man. Two things strike me dumb: the infinite starry heavens, and the sense of right and wrong in man.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes
Immanuel Kant quotes: Are - and yet refer to something permanent, which must, therefore, be distinct from all my representations and external to me, the existence Are - and yet refer to something permanent, which must, therefore, be distinct from all my representations and external to me, the existence
Immanuel Kant quotes: ...whose true object is to shed the clearest light on every step which reason takes. ...whose true object is to shed the clearest light on every step which reason takes.
Immanuel Kant quotes: But only he who, himself enlightened, is not afraid of shadows. But only he who, himself enlightened, is not afraid of shadows.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild.. Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild..
Immanuel Kant quotes: ...by saying that the former was only concerned with quality, the latter only with quantity, mistook cause for effect. ...by saying that the former was only concerned with quality, the latter only with quantity, mistook cause for effect.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Animals ... are there merely as a means to an end. That end is man. Animals ... are there merely as a means to an end. That end is man.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Dignity is a value that creates irreplaceability. Dignity is a value that creates irreplaceability.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Human reason has the peculiar fate ... that it is burdened with questions that it cannot dismiss ... but which it also cannot answer. Human reason has the peculiar fate ... that it is burdened with questions that it cannot dismiss ... but which it also cannot answer.
Immanuel Kant quotes: The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted. The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted.
Immanuel Kant quotes: [R]eason is ... given to us as a practical faculty, that is, as one that influences the will ... [R]eason is ... given to us as a practical faculty, that is, as one that influences the will ...
Immanuel Kant quotes: Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play. Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Nothing happens by blind chance. Nothing happens by blind chance.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Human beings are never to be treated as a means but always as ends. Human beings are never to be treated as a means but always as ends.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Conscience is an instinct to pass judgment upon ourselves in accordance with moral laws. Conscience is an instinct to pass judgment upon ourselves in accordance with moral laws.
Immanuel Kant quotes: [A ruler is merely] the trustee of the rights of other men and he must always stand in dread of having in some way violated these rights. [A ruler is merely] the trustee of the rights of other men and he must always stand in dread of having in some way violated these rights.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Reason should investigate its own parameters before declaring its omniscience. Reason should investigate its own parameters before declaring its omniscience.
Immanuel Kant quotes: The two great dividers are religion and LANGUAGE The two great dividers are religion and LANGUAGE
Immanuel Kant quotes: The more we come in contact with animals and observe their behaviour, the more we love them, for we see how great is their care of the young. The more we come in contact with animals and observe their behaviour, the more we love them, for we see how great is their care of the young.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee. Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.
Immanuel Kant quotes: There is no virtue in penance and fasting which waste the body; they are only fanatical and monkish. There is no virtue in penance and fasting which waste the body; they are only fanatical and monkish.
Immanuel Kant quotes: The hand is the visible part of the brain. The hand is the visible part of the brain.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Have the courage to use your own understanding! - that is the motto of enlightenment. Have the courage to use your own understanding! - that is the motto of enlightenment.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Honesty is better than any policy. Honesty is better than any policy.
Immanuel Kant quotes: With men, the state of nature is not a state of peace, but war. With men, the state of nature is not a state of peace, but war.
Immanuel Kant quotes: The main point of enlightenment is man's release from his self-caused immaturity, primarily in matters of religion. The main point of enlightenment is man's release from his self-caused immaturity, primarily in matters of religion.
Immanuel Kant quotes: What might be said of things in themselves, separated from all relationship to our senses, remains for us absolutely unknown What might be said of things in themselves, separated from all relationship to our senses, remains for us absolutely unknown
Immanuel Kant quotes: From such crooked timber as humanity is made of, no straight thing was ever constructed. From such crooked timber as humanity is made of, no straight thing was ever constructed.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Settle, for sure and universally, what conduct will promote the happiness of a rational being. Settle, for sure and universally, what conduct will promote the happiness of a rational being.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law. Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.
Immanuel Kant quotes: In the mere concept of one thing it cannot be found any character of its existence. In the mere concept of one thing it cannot be found any character of its existence.
Immanuel Kant quotes: The bad thing of war is, that it makes more evil people than it can take away. The bad thing of war is, that it makes more evil people than it can take away.
Immanuel Kant quotes: In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Art does not want the representation of a beautiful thing, but the representation of something beautiful. Art does not want the representation of a beautiful thing, but the representation of something beautiful.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Notion without intuition is empty, intuition without notion is blind. Notion without intuition is empty, intuition without notion is blind.
Immanuel Kant quotes: All our knowledge falls with the bounds of experience. All our knowledge falls with the bounds of experience.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills. Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.
Immanuel Kant quotes: By a lie, a man ... annihilates his dignity as a man. By a lie, a man ... annihilates his dignity as a man.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Suicide is not abominable because God prohibits it; God prohibits it because it is abominable. Suicide is not abominable because God prohibits it; God prohibits it because it is abominable.
Immanuel Kant quotes: If education is to develop human nature so that it may attain the object of its being, it must involve the exercise of judgment. If education is to develop human nature so that it may attain the object of its being, it must involve the exercise of judgment.
Immanuel Kant quotes: 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. 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 quotes: We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without. We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.
Immanuel Kant quotes: But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience. But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.
Immanuel Kant quotes: An action is essentially good if the motive of the agent be good, regardless of the consequences. An action is essentially good if the motive of the agent be good, regardless of the consequences.
Immanuel Kant quotes: Better the whole people perish than that injustice be done Better the whole people perish than that injustice be done
Immanuel Kant quotes: Treaty of Peace Shall Be Held Valid in Which There Is Tacitly Reserved Matter for a Future War; Treaty of Peace Shall Be Held Valid in Which There Is Tacitly Reserved Matter for a Future War;
Immanuel Kant quotes: A learned woman might just as well have a beard, for that expresses in a more recognizable form the profundity for which she strives. A learned woman might just as well have a beard, for that expresses in a more recognizable form the profundity for which she strives.
Immanuel Kant quotes: What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope? What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?
Immanuel Kant quotes: 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. 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.