Immanuel Kant Quotes

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Immanuel Kant Quotes

The evil effect of science upon men is principally this, that by far the greatest number of those who wish to display a knowledge of it accomplish no improvement at all of the understanding, but only a perversity of it, not to mention that it serves most of them as a tool of vanity.
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Law And Freedom without Violence (Anarchy)
Law And Violence without Freedom (Despotism)
Violence without Freedom And Law (Barbarism)
Violence with Freedom And Law (Republic)

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In the kingdom of ends everything has either a price or a dignity. What has a price can be replaced by something else as its equivalent; what on the other hand is raised above all price and therefore admits of no equivalent has a dignity.

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By a lie a man throws away and as it were annihilates his dignity as a man

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Individual men and even entire peoples give little thought to the fact that while each according to this own ways pursues his own ends-often at cross purposes with each other-they unconsciously proceed toward an unknown natural end, as if following a guiding thread; and they work to promote an end they would set little store by, even if they were aware of it.

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If the truth shall kill them, let them die.

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By a lie, a man ... annihilates his dignity as a man.

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If justice perishes, human life on Earth has lost its meaning.

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Innocence is indeed a glorious thing; but, unfortunately, it does not keep very well and is easily led astray.

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Christianity possesses the great advantage over Judaism of being represented as coming from the mouth of the first Teacher not as a statutory but as a moral religion, and as thus entering into the closest relation with reason so that, through reason, it was able of itself, without historical learning, to be spread at all times and among all peoples with the greatest trustworthiness.

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Every human being should always be treated as an end and never as a mere instrument.

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Things which we see are not by themselves what we see ... It remains completely unknown to us what the objects may be by themselves and apart from the receptivity of our senses. We know nothing but our manner of perceiving them.

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