Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Immanuel Kant, this article we look at Immanuel Kant’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Immanuel Kant.

Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild.

Immanuel Kant
Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild.


What are the aims which are at the same time duties? They are perfecting of ourselves, the happiness of others.

Immanuel Kant
 What are the aims which are at the same time duties? They are perfecting of ourselves, the happiness of others.


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

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


Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-incurred immaturity.

Immanuel Kant
 Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-incurred immaturity.


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

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


Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence!

Immanuel Kant
 Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence!


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

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


Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.

Immanuel Kant
 Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.


Procrastination is hardly more evil than grasping impatience.

Immanuel Kant
 Procrastination is hardly more evil than grasping impatience.


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

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

Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind… The understanding can intuit nothing, the senses can think nothing. Only through their union can knowledge arise.

Immanuel Kant
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind… The understanding can intuit nothing, the senses can think nothing.  Only through their union can knowledge arise.


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.

Immanuel Kant
 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.


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

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


Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant
 Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.


There is nothing higher than reason.

Immanuel Kant
 There is nothing higher than reason.


Have the courage to use your own reason- That is the motto of enlightenment. Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals” (1785)”

Immanuel Kant
 Have the courage to use your own reason- That is the motto of enlightenment. Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals" (1785)"


Enlightenment is the liberation of man from his self-caused state of minority… Supere aude! Dare to use your own understanding!is thus the motto of the Enlightenment.

Immanuel Kant
 Enlightenment is the liberation of man from his self-caused state of minority… Supere aude! Dare to use your own understanding!is thus the motto of the Enlightenment.


Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another.

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


The schematicism by which our understanding deals with the phenomenal world … is a skill so deeply hidden in the human soul that we shall hardly guess the secret trick that Nature here employs.

Immanuel Kant
 The schematicism by which our understanding deals with the phenomenal world … is a skill so deeply hidden in the human soul that we shall hardly guess the secret trick that Nature here employs.


From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.

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


The death of dogma is the birth of morality.

Immanuel Kant
 The death of dogma is the birth of morality.


Beneficence is a duty; and he who frequently practices it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized comes, at length, really to love him to whom he has done good.

Immanuel Kant
 Beneficence is a duty; and he who frequently practices it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized comes, at length, really to love him to whom he has done good.


You only know me as you see me, not as I actually am

Immanuel Kant


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

Immanuel Kant
 Patience is the strength of the weak, impatience is the weakness of the strong.

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