Immanuel Kant

1724 - 1804

A Quote by Immanuel Kant on animals, cruelty, heart, judgment, and men

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 (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant

I ought, therefore I can.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on design, divorce, freedom, garden, imagination, perfection, play, and pleasure

But where only a free play of our presentational powers is to be sustained as in the case of pleasure gardens, room decoration, all sorts of useful utensils, and so on, any regularity that has an air of constraint is to be avoided as much as possible. That is why the English taste in gardens, or the baroque taste in furniture, carries the imagination's freedom very far, even to the verge of the grotesque, because it is precisely this divorce from any constraint of a rule that the case is posited where taste can show its greatest perfection in designs made by the imagination.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Aesthetic Judgment, 1790, Part I, 22

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on freedom, god, immortality, purity, and reason

God, freedom, and immortality are untenable in the light of pure reason.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Pure Reason, 1781

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on humanity

Act so as to use humanity, yourself and others, always as an end and never as a means to an end.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant

It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on nature and reason

Human reason is by nature architectonic.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Pure Reason, 1781

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on fate, knowledge, nature, questions, and reason

Human reason has this peculiar fate that in one species of its knowledge it is burdened by questions which, as prescribed by the very nature of reason itself, it is not able to ignore, but which, as transcending all its powers, it is also not able to answer.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Pure Reason, 1781

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on respect and wisdom

The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Practical Reason

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on animals, cruelty, feeling, heart, judgment, kindness, and men

If [man] is not to stifle his human feelings, he must practise kindness towards animals, for 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 (1724 - 1804)

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