Immanuel Kant

1724 - 1804

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 birth, death, and reality

The death of dogma is the birth of reality.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on concern, desires, direction, and women

The desire of a man for a woman is not directed at her because she is a human being, but because she is a woman. That she is a human being is of no concern to him.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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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 men, nature, peace, and war

With men, the state of nature is not a state of peace, but war.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on god and suicide

Suicide is not abominable because God prohibits it; God prohibits it because it is abominable.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on agreement, animals, beginning, certainty, hope, nature, parenthood, principles, relationships, science, simplicity, theory, and variety

Immanuel Kant, one of the most influential philosophers of the modern era, also presaged the feasibility of an evolutionary theory: The agreement of so many kinds of animals in a certain common structure, which seems to be fundamental not only in their skeletons, but also in the arrangement of the other parts - so that a wonderfully simple typical form, by the shortening and lengthening of some parts, and by the suppression and development of others, might be able to produce an immense variety of species - allows a ray of hope, however faint, to enter our minds, that here perhaps some result may be obtained, by the application of the principle of the mechanism of nature (without which there can be no natural science in general). This analogy of forms, which with all their differences seem to have been produced in accordance with a common prototype, strengthens our suspicions of an actual blood-relationship between them in their derivation from a common parent through the gradual approximation of one class of animals to another - beginning with the one in which the principle of purposiveness seems to be best authenticated, ie. man, and extending down to the polyps, and from these even down to mosses and lichens, and arriving finally at raw matter, the lowest stage of nature observable by us.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Judgment, 1790

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