Quotes by Immanuel Kant
- All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
- 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?
- But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.
- 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.'
- Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
- Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
- 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.
- I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
- Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
- 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.
- It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
- It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
- Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
- Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
- Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
- What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?