Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher who is considered the central figure of modern philosophy. Kant argued that the human mind creates the structure of human experience, that reason is the source of morality. Kant took himself to have effected a Copernican revolution in philosophy, akin to Copernicus’ reversal of the age-old belief that the sun revolved around the earth. His beliefs continue to have a major influence on contemporary philosophy, especially the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political theory, and aesthetics.
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.
It Is Not God's Will Merely That We Should Be Happy, But That We Should Make Ourselves Happy.
Seek Not The Favor Of The Multitude; It Is Seldom Got By Honest And Lawful Means. But Seek The Testimony Of Few; And Number Not Voices, But Weigh Them.
Science Is Organized Knowledge. Wisdom Is Organized Life.
Metaphysics Is A Dark Ocean Without Shores Or Lighthouse, Strewn With Many A Philosophic Wreck.
To Be Is To Do.
Experience Without Theory Is Blind, But Theory Without Experience Is Mere Intellectual Play.
By A Lie, A Man... Annihilates His Dignity As A Man.
Always Recognize That Human Individuals Are Ends, And Do Not Use Them As Means To Your End.
It Is Beyond A Doubt That All Our Knowledge Begins With Experience.
Live Your Life As Though Your Every Act Were To Become A Universal Law.
Intuition And Concepts Constitute... The Elements Of All Our Knowledge, So That Neither Concepts Without An Intuition In Some Way Corresponding To Them, Nor Intuition Without Concepts, Can Yield Knowledge.
All The Interests Of My Reason, Speculative As Well As Practical, Combine In The Three Following Questions: 1. What Can I Know? 2. What Ought I To Do? 3. What May I Hope?
Immaturity Is The Incapacity To Use One's Intelligence Without The Guidance Of Another.
Out Of Timber So Crooked As That From Which Man Is Made Nothing Entirely Straight Can Be Carved.
Even Philosophers Will Praise War As Ennobling Mankind, Forgetting The Greek Who Said: 'War Is Bad In That It Begets More Evil Than It Kills.'
Ingratitude Is The Essence Of Vileness.
A Categorical Imperative Would Be One Which Represented An Action As Objectively Necessary In Itself, Without Reference To Any Other Purpose.
Thoughts Without Content Are Empty, Intuitions Without Concepts Are Blind.
All Our Knowledge Begins With The Senses, Proceeds Then To The Understanding, And Ends With Reason. There Is Nothing Higher Than Reason.
From Such Crooked Wood As That Which Man Is Made Of, Nothing Straight Can Be Fashioned.
Nothing Is Divine But What Is Agreeable To Reason.
Two Things Awe Me Most, The Starry Sky Above Me And The Moral Law Within Me.
Religion Is The Recognition Of All Our Duties As Divine Commands.
I Had Therefore To Remove Knowledge, In Order To Make Room For Belief.
Happiness Is Not An Ideal Of Reason, But Of Imagination.
But Although All Our Knowledge Begins With Experience, It Does Not Follow That It Arises From Experience.
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.
What Can I Know? What Ought I To Do? What Can I Hope?
So Act That Your Principle Of Action Might Safely Be Made A Law For The Whole World.
The Only Objects Of Practical Reason Are Therefore Those Of Good And Evil. For By The Former Is Meant An Object Necessarily Desired According To A Principle Of Reason; By The Latter One Necessarily Shunned, Also According To A Principle Of Reason.
If Man Makes Himself A Worm He Must Not Complain When He Is Trodden On.
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.
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.
May You Live Your Life As If The Maxim Of Your Actions Were To Become Universal Law.
Act That Your Principle Of Action Might Safely Be Made A Law For The Whole World.
Morality Is Not The Doctrine Of How We May Make Ourselves Happy, But How We May Make Ourselves Worthy Of Happiness.