Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a philosopher Prussian of the Enlightenment. He is the first and most important representative of criticism and forerunner of German idealism and is considered one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe and universal philosophy.
Kant was an author very concerned about human thinking and how we know the reality of things. One of the theories he formulated was that in the mind of man there are certain ideas that already exist as an a priori knowledge about the reality of things and subsequently our mind adds its own order to sensations (a posteriori knowledge), we do not have So much a passive mind.
Famous quotes by Immanuel Kant
The intelligence of the individual is measured by the amount of uncertainties that it is capable of withstanding.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, then proceeds to understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to wait for.
Do not invest all your time in one effort, because everything requires time.
As the earthly road is sown with thorns, God has given man three gifts: the smile, the dream and the hope.
The wise man can change his mind. The fool, never.
Patience is the strength of the weak and impatience, the weakness of the strong.
In darkness, imagination works more actively than in full light.
The only thing that is an end in itself is man, it can never be used as a means.
He slept and dreamed that life was beautiful; I woke up and realized that life was a duty.
With the stones that critics throw at you with hard intent, you may well erect a monument.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The busier we are, the more acutely we feel we live, the more conscious we are of life.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Space and time are the framework within which the mind is limited to build its experience of reality.
Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence.
I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.
Work so that the maxim of your will can be at all times the beginning of a general law.
Treat people as an end, never as a means to an end.
Only the enlightened one is not afraid of the shadows.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his relationships with men. We can judge a man's heart by his treatment of animals.
The law is the set of conditions that allow the freedom of each to accommodate the freedom of all.
Education is the development in man of all the perfection that his nature is capable of.
By a lie, a man spoils, and so to speak, annihilates his dignity as a man.
From the crooked wood of humanity, a straight board cannot be cut.
In the conjugal life, the united couple does not have to form more than a single moral person, animated and governed by the understanding of the man and the taste of the woman.
Freedom is that faculty that increases the usefulness of all other faculties.
He who makes himself a worm cannot complain later if people step on it.
You can't learn philosophy, you can only learn to philosophize.
More than one book would have been much clearer if he hadn't wanted to be so entirely clear.
Only through education can man become man. Man is nothing more than what education does of him.
To be is to do.
Dignity is a value that is impossible to replace.
So how is perfection to be sought? Where does our hope reside? In education, and nothing else.
It is absolutely necessary to persuade yourself of the existence of God; but it is not necessary to prove that God exists.
A man is both less free and independent, the more habits he has.
Always work so that your behavior could serve as a principle of universal legislation.
Religion is the knowledge of all our duties as divine commandments.
We are not rich because of what we have, but because of what we can do without.
Sublime qualities instill respect; The beautiful love.
Genius is the ability to arrive independently and understand the concepts that normally have to be taught by another person.
There is only one true religion, but there can be many species of faith.
The ball game is one of the best children's games because it causes a healthy race. In general, the best games are those that, in addition to developing the skill, also exercise the senses.
Have the courage to use your own reasoning. That is the motto of enlightenment.
Nothing is more contrary to the beautiful than the disgusting, just as nothing falls below the sublime than the ridiculous.
Suicide is not abominable because God forbids it; God forbids it because it is abominable.
The State, like the land on which it is located, is not a heritage. It consists of a society of men over which only the State has the right to command and dispose. It is a trunk that has its own roots.
The sublime must always be great; The beautiful can also be small.
All our knowledge starts from the sense, passes to the understanding and ends in the reason.
Thoughts without content are empty; intuitions without concepts are blind.
The dream is an involuntary art of poetry.
When I could have taken a wife, I couldn't stand any; and when I could bear some, I no longer needed any.
Consciousness is an instinct that leads us to judge ourselves in the light of moral laws.
Wealth, even without merit, inspires reverence even to disinterested people, because perhaps it suggests the idea of the great projects that it allows to carry out.
Give me the matter and I will build a world out of it.
The simple act of consenting to skepticism is not enough to overcome the restlessness of reason.
Only the descent into the hells of self-knowledge can pave the way to holiness.
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