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Dare to be wise.
(Sapere Aude)
ANONYMOUS
Immanuel Kant would've made a lousy lawyer, but a great judge!
STEPHEN GILLERS
Dimidium facti qui coepit habet: sapere aude" ("He who has begun is half done: dare to know!").
HORACE
To do is to be (Socrates); To be is to do (Immanuel Kant); Do Be Do Be Do (Frank Sinatra)
KEN NDARU
Immanuel Kant famously claimed that 'he who wills the ends wills the means,' but he never sp...
ELLIOTT ABRAMS
What Pascal overlo...
WALTER KAUFMANN He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a m...
IMMANUEL KANT
Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.
IMMANUEL KANT
Suicide is not abominable because God prohibits it; God prohibits it because it is abominable.
IMMANUEL KANT
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testi...
IMMANUEL KANT
May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
IMMANUEL KANT
The history of the human race, viewed as a whole may be regarded as the realization of a hidden plan...
IMMANUEL KANT
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thin...
IMMANUEL KANT
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
IMMANUEL KANT
Morality is not really the doctrine of how to make ourselves happy but of how we are to be worthy of...
IMMANUEL KANT
Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad i...
IMMANUEL KANT
We have seen, therefore, that I am not allowed even to *assume*, for the sake of the necessary pract...
IMMANUEL KANT
An age cannot bind itself and ordain to put the succeeding one into such a condition that it cannot ...
IMMANUEL KANT
But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experi...
IMMANUEL KANT
The will is conceived as a faculty of determining oneself to action in accordance with the conceptio...
IMMANUEL KANT
Since in early youth it cannot be known what ends are likely to occur to us in the course of life, p...
IMMANUEL KANT
Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other,...
IMMANUEL KANT
The history of the human race, viewed as a whole, may be regarded as the realization of a hidden pla...
IMMANUEL KANT
So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
IMMANUEL KANT
Two things fill the heart with renewed and increasing awe and reverence the more often and the more ...
IMMANUEL KANT
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testi...
IMMANUEL KANT
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 app...
IMMANUEL KANT
That all our knowledge begins with experience, there is indeed no doubt....but although our knowledg...
IMMANUEL KANT
Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason.
IMMANUEL KANT
Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
IMMANUEL KANT
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
IMMANUEL KANT
No-one can compel me to be happy in accordance with his conception of the welfare of others, for eac...
IMMANUEL KANT
Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.
IMMANUEL KANT
The disease of the hypochondriac consists in this: that certain bodily sensations do not so much ind...
IMMANUEL KANT
...[M]an and generally any rational being exists as an end in himself, not merely as a means to be a...
IMMANUEL KANT
Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.
IMMANUEL KANT
Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be built
IMMANUEL KANT
The death of dogma is the birth of morality.
IMMANUEL KANT
Even as to himself, a man cannot pretend to know what he is in himself from the knowledge he has by ...
IMMANUEL KANT
If we were to suppose that mankind never can or will be in a better condition, it seems impossible t...
IMMANUEL KANT
But to unite in a permanent religious institution which is not to be subject to doubt before the pub...
IMMANUEL KANT
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
IMMANUEL KANT
All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following que...
IMMANUEL KANT
Ours is an age of criticism, to which everything must be subjected. The sacredness of religion, and ...
IMMANUEL KANT
By a lie, a man...annihilates his dignity as a man.
IMMANUEL KANT
Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one's ...
IMMANUEL KANT
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. ...
IMMANUEL KANT
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
IMMANUEL KANT
It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is necessary that so long as I live I ...
IMMANUEL KANT
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worth...
IMMANUEL KANT
Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
IMMANUEL KANT
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
IMMANUEL KANT
All thought must, directly or indirectly, by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuiti...
IMMANUEL KANT
Morality is not really the doctrine of how to make ourselves happy but of how we are to be worthy of...
IMMANUEL KANT
If God should really speak to man, man could still never know that it was God speaking.
IMMANUEL KANT
Our critique is not opposed to the *dogmatic procedure* of reason in its pure knowledge as science (...
IMMANUEL KANT
[It] is nevertheless better than the theological concept, of deriving morality from a divine, all-pe...
IMMANUEL KANT
I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.
IMMANUEL KANT
[A man], who is in prosperity, while he sees that others have to contend with great wretchedness and...
IMMANUEL KANT
Settle, for sure and universally, what conduct will promote the happiness of a rational being.
IMMANUEL KANT
Do what is right, though the world may perish
IMMANUEL KANT
Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination
IMMANUEL KANT
Two things fill the mind with renewed and increasing awe and reverence the more often and the more s...
IMMANUEL KANT
Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the more often and steadil...
IMMANUEL KANT
...[T]he sublimity and intrinsic dignity of the command in duty are so much the more evident, the le...
IMMANUEL KANT
To behold virtue in her proper form is nothing else but to contemplate morality stripped of all admi...
IMMANUEL KANT
To be is to do.
IMMANUEL KANT
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
IMMANUEL KANT
We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.
IMMANUEL KANT
Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing can ever be made.
IMMANUEL KANT
What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?
IMMANUEL KANT
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
IMMANUEL KANT
Thus no member of the commonwealth can have a hereditary privilege as against his fellow-subjects; a...
IMMANUEL KANT
Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.
IMMANUEL KANT
A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself...
IMMANUEL KANT
If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.
IMMANUEL KANT
Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why so great a portion of mankind, after nature has long sinc...
IMMANUEL KANT
There is, therefore, only one categorical imperative. It is: Act only according to that maxim by whi...
IMMANUEL KANT
By a lie a man throws away and, as it were, annihilates his dignity as a man
IMMANUEL KANT
No-one can compel me to be happy in accordance with his conception of the welfare of others, for eac...
IMMANUEL KANT
By a lie a man throws away and, as it were, annihilates his dignity as a man
IMMANUEL KANT
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
IMMANUEL KANT
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
IMMANUEL KANT
Reason does not work instinctively, but requires trial, practice, and instruction in order to gradua...
IMMANUEL KANT
It must be freely admitted that there is a sort of circle here from which it seems impossible to esc...
IMMANUEL KANT
Skepticism is thus a resting-place for human reason, where it can reflect upon its dogmatic wanderin...
IMMANUEL KANT
It is true, no doubt, that this principle of the necessary unity of apperception is itself an identi...
IMMANUEL KANT
It must be *possible* for the *I think* to accompany all my representations: for otherwise something...
IMMANUEL KANT
Thus he has two standpoints from which he can consider himself...: first, as belonging to the world ...
IMMANUEL KANT
...Act upon a maxim which, at the same time, involves its own universal validity for every rational ...
IMMANUEL KANT
As nature has uncovered from under this hard shell the seed for which she most tenderly cares - the ...
IMMANUEL KANT
If now we attend to ourselves on occasion of any transgression of duty, we shall find that we in fac...
IMMANUEL KANT
Enlightenment is man's release from his self-incurred tutelage. Tutelage is man's inability to make ...
IMMANUEL KANT
Two things fill me with constantly increasing admiration and awe, the longer and more earnestly I re...
IMMANUEL KANT
Suppose some one asserts of his lustful appetite that, when the desired object and the opportunity a...
IMMANUEL KANT
Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts wit...
IMMANUEL KANT
Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; ere long she shall ap...
IMMANUEL KANT
Give me matter, and I will construct a world out of it!
IMMANUEL KANT
Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall ap...
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Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
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I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
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No-one can compel me to be happy in accordance with his conception of the welfare of others, for eac...
IMMANUEL KANT
Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.
IMMANUEL KANT
The disease of the hypochondriac consists in this: that certain bodily sensations do not so much ind...
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Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.
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Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be built
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The death of dogma is the birth of morality.
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Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
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We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.
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Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing can ever be made.
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What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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Thus no member of the commonwealth can have a hereditary privilege as against his fellow-subjects; a...
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Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.
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A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself...
IMMANUEL KANT
If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.
IMMANUEL KANT
Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why so great a portion of mankind, after nature has long sinc...
IMMANUEL KANT
There is, therefore, only one categorical imperative. It is: Act only according to that maxim by whi...
IMMANUEL KANT
By a lie a man throws away and, as it were, annihilates his dignity as a man
IMMANUEL KANT
No-one can compel me to be happy in accordance with his conception of the welfare of others, for eac...
IMMANUEL KANT
By a lie a man throws away and, as it were, annihilates his dignity as a man
IMMANUEL KANT
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
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It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
IMMANUEL KANT
Reason does not work instinctively, but requires trial, practice, and instruction in order to gradua...
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It must be freely admitted that there is a sort of circle here from which it seems impossible to esc...
IMMANUEL KANT
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It is true, no doubt, that this principle of the necessary unity of apperception is itself an identi...
IMMANUEL KANT
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IMMANUEL KANT
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.
IMMANUEL KANT
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IMMANUEL KANT
The possession of power unavoidably spoils the free use of reason
IMMANUEL KANT
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IMMANUEL KANT
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IMMANUEL KANT
That Logic has advanced in this sure course, even from the earliest times, is apparent from the fact...
IMMANUEL KANT
...new prejudices will serve as well as old ones to harness the great unthinking masses.

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If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us least live so as to deserve it.
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