Immanuel Kant Quotes on Ethics and knowledge


“Dare to think.”

"Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for."

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

"Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person."

“Settle, for sure and universally, what conduct will promote the happiness of a rational being.” 

"By a lie, a man…annihilates his dignity as a man."

"Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes"

"Notion without intuition is empty, intuition without notion is blind." 

"Give a man everything he wants and at that moment everything is not everything."

"We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without."

"I am an investigator by inclination. I feel a great thirst for knowledge."

"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."

"Do the right thing because it is right."

"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."

"But a lie is a lie, and in itself intrinsically evil, whether it be told with good or bad intents."

"Most men use their knowledge only under guidance from others because they lack the courage to think independently using their own reasoning abilities. It takes intellectual daring to discover the truth."

"THERE ARE TWO THINGS that don't have to mean anything, one is music and the other is laughter."

 “Better the whole people perish than that injustice be done.”  

"For peace to reign on Earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first."

"Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me."

"The only thing permanent is change."

"By a lie, a man…annihilates his dignity as a man." 

"Patience is the strength of the weak, impatience is the weakness of the strong."

"Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play."

"Without the sensuous faculty no object would be given to us, without understanding no object would be thought. Thoughts without content are void, intuitions without conceptions, blind."

 "It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy."

"All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason."

"Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness."

"The greatest human quest is to know what one must do in order to become a human being."

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” 

“For peace to reign on Earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first.”

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

 “How then is perfection to be sought? Wherein lies our hope? In education, and in nothing else.”

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."

"All human knowledge begins with intuitions, proceeds from thence to concepts, and ends with ideas." 

"Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.”


"What might be said of things in themselves,separated from all relationship to our senses, remains for us absolutely unknown."





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