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Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804) one of the most influential philosophers in the history of Western philosophy.

1185. Law And Freedom without Violence (Anarchy) Law And Violence without Freedom (Despotism) Violence without Freedom And Law (Barbarism) Violence with Freedom And Law (Republic)
1186. There is something splendid about innocence; but what is bad about it, in turn, is that it cannot protect itself very well and is easily seduced.
1187. Without man and his potential for moral progress, the whole of reality would be a mere wilderness, a thing in vain, and have no final purpose.
1188. The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
1189. From the crooked timber of humanity, a straight board cannot be hewn.
1190. To be is to do.
1191. Sapere aude.
1157. The busier we are, the more acutely we feel that we live, the more conscious we are of life.
1158. But only he who, himself enlightened, is not afraid of shadows.
1159. The death of dogma is the birth of morality.
1160. Have the courage to use your own reason - That is the motto of enlightenment.
1161. Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person.
1162. We are enriched not by what we possess, but by what we can do without.
1163. How then is perfection to be sought? Wherein lies our hope? In education, and in nothing else.
1164. Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
1077. We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.
1078. 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.
1079. Look closely. The beautiful may be small.
1080. One who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him.
1081. I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.
1082. All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
1083. 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.