Best Quotes by Immanuel Kant (Top 10)

  1. We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.
  2. Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.
  3. 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.
  4. Look closely. The beautiful may be small.
  5. Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above and the moral law within.
  6. Enlightenment is man's leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one's intelligence without being guided by another. Sapere Aude! Have the courage to use your own intelligence! is therefore the motto of the enlightenment...
  7. Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.
  8. All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
  9. Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
  10. Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.

More Immanuel Kant Quotes