Immanuel Kant

1724 - 1804

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 action, laws, and maxims

Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Fundamental Principles of THE METAPHYSICS OF ETHICS

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

There is . . . but one categorical imperative: 'Act only on that maxim whereby thou canst at the same time will that it should become a universal law.'

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Fundamental Principles of THE METAPHYSICS OF ETHICS

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on certainty, intuition, and thought

All thought must, directly or indirectly, by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuitions, and therefore, with us, to sensibility, because in no other way can an object be given to us.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Pure Reason, 1781

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on action, duty, interest, joy, kindness, maxims, motives, pleasure, satisfaction, self-interest, vanity, work, and worth

To be beneficent when we can is a duty; and besides this, there are many minds so sympathetically constituted that, without any other motive of vanity or self-interest, they find a pleasure in spreading joy around them, and can take delight in the satisfaction of others so far as it is their own work. But I maintain that in such a case an action of this kind, however proper, however amiable it may be, has nevertheless no true moral worth, but is on a level with other inclinations. . . . For the maxim lacks the moral import, namely, that such actions be done from duty, not from inclination.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Fundamental Principles of THE METAPHYSICS OF ETHICS

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on life

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The busier we are, the more acutely we feel that we live, the more conscious we are of life.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on atheism, criticism, danger, fanaticism, idealism, schools, skepticism, superstition, and thinking

Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Pure Reason, 1781

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant

Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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