Immanuel Kant Quotes About Reason, Morality, All

Posted on February 22, 2020Comments Off on Immanuel Kant Quotes About Reason, Morality, All

It doesn’t matter what you studied in the University, every department has that one lecturer who was crazy about Emmanuel Kant, Friedrick Nietzsche, Max Weber, Jean-Paul Sartre, and other dead white men whom, if you look closely, are actually sadists with a luxurious command of language and cunning ways of explaining life. Or excusing life. Immanuel Kant lived between 1724 and 1804 in what is called they arrogantly called the Age of Enlightenment. His mother was from Russia then known as Prussia while his father was a German but today, the influence of Emmanuel Kant stretches past Europe into every corner of the planet. Here is a couple of Immanuel Kant quotes to relive this philosopher or to judge their so-called Age of Enlightenment.

Immanuel Kant Quotes

“The senses without reason are empty, but the reason is blind without sense.”

“It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.”

“By a lie, a man throws away and as it annihilates his dignity as a man.”

“For peace to reign on Earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first.”

“We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.”

All false art, all vain wisdom, lasts its time but finally destroys itself, and its highest culture is also the epoch of its decay.

“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.”

“Only he who, himself enlightened, is not afraid of shadows.”

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“Two things fill the mind with admiration and awe constant: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.”

“Man wishes concord, but nature knows better than him what is good for its kind: she wants discord.”

“All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.”

“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.”

“But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.”

“For the night always lie to others: even if it does not interfere with another man, it hurts to humanity in general and makes it pointless source of law.”

“Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.”

“The selfish spirit is one that sees no good what is useful.”

“Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.”

“Morality is not, strictly speaking, the doctrine which teaches us how we should make ourselves happy, but how we make ourselves worthy of happiness”

“One who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him.”

“Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another.”

“Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.”

“Act as if the maxim of your action were to be erected by your will a universal law of nature.”

“Happiness is an ideal of the imagination rather than reason.”

“Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.”

“Imagination is the empirical representation of an absent object that the subject has already established.”

“In marriage, the woman becomes free, by himself, man loses his freedom.”

“All thought must, directly or indirectly, by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuitions, and therefore, with us, to sensibility, because in no other way can an object be given to us.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.”

“It is not necessary that whilst I live, I live happily, but it is necessary that so long as I live, I should live honorably.”

“What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?”

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