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Immanuel Kant – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Immanuel Kant

 

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.

– Immanuel Kant


Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.

– Immanuel Kant


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

– Immanuel Kant


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

– Immanuel Kant


Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

– Immanuel Kant


Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.

– Immanuel Kant


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

– Immanuel Kant


All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?

– Immanuel Kant


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

– Immanuel Kant


Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

– Immanuel Kant


I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.

– Immanuel Kant


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

– Immanuel Kant


Intuition and concepts constitute… the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.

– 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


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

– Immanuel Kant


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