Immanuel Kant

1724 - 1804

A Quote by Immanuel Kant on business, philosophy, privacy, reason, and rules

The business of philosophy is not to give rules, but to analyze the private judgments of common reason.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on possessions, power, and reason

The possession of power unavoidably spoils the free use of reason.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on laws, maxims, and time

Act only on that maxim whereby thou canst at the same time will that it should become a universal law.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on faith, knowledge, limits, and order

I had to set limits to knowledge in order to make place for faith.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on ethics, guilt, and laws

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 (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on children, life, patience, time, and truth

Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; ere long she shall appear to vindicate thee.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on animals, love, and observation

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 (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on belief, evil, feeling, good, and laws

. . . as to moral feeling, this supposed special sense, the appeal to it is indeed superficial when those who cannot think believe that feeling will help them out, even in what concerns general laws: and besides, feelings which naturally differ infinitely in degree cannot furnish a uniform standard of good and evil, nor has any one a right to form judgments for others by his own feelings. . . .

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Fundamental Principles of THE METAPHYSICS OF ETHICS

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on happiness and morality

Morality is not really the doctrine of how to make ourselves happy but of how we are to be worthy of happiness.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on limits, peace, purpose, reason, and science

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 (1724 - 1804)

Source: The Science of Right

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