Immanuel Kant Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old immanuel kant quotes, immanuel kant sayings, and immanuel kant proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Skepticism is thus a resting place for human reason, where it can reflect upon its dogmatic wanderings and make survey of the region in which it finds itself, so that for the future it may be able to choose its path with more certainty. But it is no dwelling place for permanent settlement. Such can be obtained only through perfect certainty in our knowledge, alike of the objects themselves and of the limits within which all our knowledge of objects is enclosed.     

Immanuel Kant

The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted.     

Immanuel Kant

Good and strong will. Mechanism must precede science (learning). Also in morals and religion? Too much discipline makes one narrow and kills proficiency. Politeness belongs, not to discipline, but to polish, and thus comes last.     

Immanuel Kant

Man's greatest concern is to know how he shall properly fill his place in the universe and correctly understand what he must be in order to be a man.     

Immanuel Kant

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.     

Immanuel Kant

One who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him.     

Immanuel Kant

Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason.     

Immanuel Kant

Anarchy is law and freedom without force. Despotism is law and force without freedom. Barbarism force without freedom and law. Republicanism is force with freedom and law.     

Immanuel Kant

When a thoughtful human being has overcome incentives to vice and is aware of having done his bitter duty, he finds himself in a state that could be called happiness, a state of contentment and peace of mind in which virtue is its own reward.     

Immanuel Kant

All appearances are real and negatio; sophistical: All reality must be sensation.     

Immanuel Kant

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.     

Immanuel Kant

The only objects of practical reason are therefore those of good and evil. For by the former is meant an object necessarily desired according to a principle of reason; by the latter one necessarily shunned, also according to a principle of reason.     

Immanuel Kant

Sincerity is the indispensable ground of all conscientiousness, and by consequence of all heartfelt religion.     

Immanuel Kant

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.     

Immanuel Kant

The death of dogma is the birth of morality.     

Immanuel Kant

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.     

Immanuel Kant

Fallacious and misleading arguments are most easily detected if set out in correct syllogistic form.     

Immanuel Kant