Quotation Explorer - 'Immanuel Kant'

From timber so crooked as that from which man is carved, nothing entirely straight can be made. - Immanuel Kant
The death of dogma is the birth of morality. - Immanuel Kant
Give me matter, and I will construct a world out of it! - Immanuel Kant
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. - Immanuel Kant
One who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him. - Immanuel Kant
Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck. - Immanuel Kant
"Human reason is by nature architectonic." - Immanuel Kant
In every department of physical science there is only so much science, properly so-called, as there is mathematics. - Immanuel Kant
The people naturally adhere most to doctrines which demand the least self-exertion and the least use of their own reason, and which can best accommodate their duties to their inclinations. - Immanuel Kant
Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person. - Immanuel Kant
So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. - Immanuel Kant
Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee. - Immanuel Kant
Human reason has this peculiar fate that in one species of its knowledge it is burdened by questions which, as prescribed by the very nature of reason itself, it is not able to ignore, but which, as transcending all its powers, it is also not able to answer. - Immanuel Kant
Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public. - Immanuel Kant
Settle, for sure and universally, what conduct will promote the happiness of a rational being. - Immanuel Kant
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
Human beings are never to be treated as a means but always as ends. - Immanuel Kant
The whole interest of my reason, whether speculative or practical, is concentrated in the three following questions: What can I know? What should I do? What may I hope? (Critique of Pure Reason - Immanuel Kant
The true religion is to be posited not in the knowledge or confession of what God allegedly does or has done for our salvation, but in what we must do to become worthy of this. - Immanuel Kant
An action, to have moral worth, must be done from duty. - Immanuel Kant
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play. - Immanuel Kant
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life - Immanuel Kant
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law - Immanuel Kant
From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. - Immanuel Kant
Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law. - 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
Jeg skal alltid handle slik at den regelen jeg handler etter kunne gjelde som allmenn lov. - Immanuel Kant
Simply to acquiesce in skepticism can never suffice to overcome the restlessness of reason. - Immanuel Kant
But, though all our knowledge begins with experience, it by no means follows that all arises out of experience. - Immanuel Kant
From the crooked timber of humanity, a straight board cannot be hewn. - Immanuel Kant
Freedom is alone the unoriginated birthright of man, and belongs to him by force of his humanity; and is independent of the will and co-action of every other… - Immanuel Kant
The main point of enlightenment is man's release from his self-caused immaturity, primarily in matters of religion. - Immanuel Kant
We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without. - Immanuel Kant
The touchstone of everything that can be concluded as a law for a people lies in the question whether the people could have imposed such a law on itself. - Immanuel Kant
But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience. - Immanuel Kant
The universal and lasting establishment of peace constitutes not merely a part, but the whole final purpose and end of the science of right as viewed within the limits of reason. - Immanuel Kant
Woman wants control, man self-control . - Immanuel Kant
Une politique valable ne peut faire un pas sans rendre hommage à la morale. - Immanuel Kant
That all our knowledge begins with experience, there is indeed no doubt....but although our knowledge originates WITH experience, it does not all arise OUT OF experience. - Immanuel Kant
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