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  • Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • 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.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • The more we come in contact with animals and observe their behaviour, the more we love them, for we see how great is their care of the young.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
    (Immanuel Kant)


  • The death of dogma is the birth of reality.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • There is ... but one categorical imperative Act only on that maxim whereby thou canst at the same time will that it should become a universal law.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • The busier we are, the more acutely we feel that we live, the more conscious we are of life.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • But where only a free play of our presentational powers is to be sustained as in the case of pleasure gardens, room decoration, all sorts of useful utensils, and so on, any regularity that has an air of constraint is to be avoided as much as possible. That is why the English taste in gardens, or the baroque taste in furniture, carries the imagination's freedom very far, even to the verge of the grotesque, because it is precisely this divorce from any constraint of a rule that the case is posited where taste can show its greatest perfection in designs made by the imagination.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • 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.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • Ours is an age of criticism, to which everything must be subjected. The sacredness of religion, and the authority of legislation, are by many regarded as grounds for exemption from the examination by this tribunal, But, if they are exempted, and cannot lay claim to sincere respect, which reason accords only to that which has stood the test of a free and public examination.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • With men, the state of nature is not a state of peace, but war.
    (Immanuel Kant)

  • 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.
    (Immanuel Kant)


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