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Immanuel Kant
April 22, 1724 - February 12, 1804
Nationality: German
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: German Philosopher

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


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.'


Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.


May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.


Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.


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


Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.


Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.


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


Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.


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.


Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.


Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.


If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.


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


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


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.


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