Immanuel Kant Top 10 Quotes


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

Immanuel Kant (Quoted in The Story of Philosophy, 1961)


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

Immanuel Kant  (Critique of Practical Reason, 1788)


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

Immanuel Kant


Look closely. The beautiful may be small.

Immanuel Kant


The death of dogma is the birth of morality.

Immanuel Kant


Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant


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

Immanuel Kant (Critique of Practical Reason, 1788)


Man's greatest concern is to know how he shall properly fill his place in the universe and correctly understand what he must be in order to be a man.

Immanuel Kant (Quoted in The Educational Theory of Immanuel Kant, 1904)


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

Immanuel Kant (Quoted in Treasury of Thought, 1884)


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

Immanuel Kant (Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, 1785)

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Immanuel Kant Biography

Born: April 22, 1724
Died: February 12, 1804

Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher. His various achievements and especially his masterwork "Critique of Pure Reason" has gained him world wide fame and he has been immensly influential.

Notable Works

Critique of Pure Reason (1781)
What is Enlightenment (1784)
Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785)
Critique of Practical Reason (1788)
Critique of Judgement (1790)
Perpetual Peace (1795)

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