German philosopher (1724–1804)
Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher and one of the central Enlightenment thinkers. Born in Königsberg, Kant's comprehensive and systematic works in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics have made him one of the most influential figures in modern Western philosophy.
Immanuel Kant Quotes
But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?
What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.