50 Best Immanuel Kant Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

Immanuel Kant was a famous German philosopher.

Best Immanuel Kant Quotes

1. “Do the right thing because it is right.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).


2. “Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

3. “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

4. “If the truth shall kill them, let them die.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

5. “Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

6. “Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

7. “You only know me as you see me, not as I actually am.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

8. “Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

9. “Always treat people as ends in themselves, never as means to an end.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

10. “The wise man can change his mind; the stubborn one, never.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

11. “Patience is the strength of the weak, impatience is the weakness of the strong.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

12. “Dare to think!” ~ (Immanuel Kant).


13. “The death of dogma is the birth of morality.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

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14. “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

15. “Beneficence is a duty.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

16. “There is nothing higher than reason.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

17. “Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

18. “Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

19. “But a lie is a lie, and in itself intrinsically evil, whether it be told with good or bad intents.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

20. “Space and time are the framework within which the mind is constrained to construct its experience of reality.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

21. “Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

22. “Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-incurred immaturity.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

23. “All perception is colored by emotion.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).


24. “Great minds think for themselves.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

25. “A single line in the Bible has consoled me more than all the books I ever read besides.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

26. “Reason can never prove the existence of God.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

Top Immanuel Kant Quotes

27. “In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

28. “Nature, when left to universal laws, tends to produce regularity out of chaos.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

29. “Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

30. “If justice perishes, human life on Earth has lost its meaning.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

31. “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.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

32. “An action is essentially good if the motive of the agent be good, regardless of the consequences.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

33. “The only thing that is good without qualification is a good will.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

34. “The human heart refuses to believe in a universe without a purpose.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

35. “Perpetual Peace is only found in the graveyard.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).


36. “It is never too late to become reasonable and wise.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

37. “Do what is right, though the world may perish.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

Famous Immanuel Kant Quotes

38. “Act so that the maxim of your act could be made the principle of a universal law.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

39. “Give a man everything he wants and at that moment everything is not everything.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

40. “Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, never merely as a means to an end, but always at the same time as an end.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

41. “Man’s duty is to improve himself; to cultivate his mind; and, when he finds himself going astray, to bring the moral law to bear upon himself.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

42. “The business of philosophy is not to give rules, but to analyze the private judgments of common reason.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

43. “Art is purposiveness without purpose.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

Short Immanuel Kant Quotes

44. “Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

45. “Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

46. “If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

47. “If we knew that god exists, such knowledge would make morality impossible. For, if we acted morally from fear or fright, or confident of a reward, then this would not be moral. It would be enlightened selfishness.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

48. “There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

49. “I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

50. “For peace to reign on Earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first.” ~ (Immanuel Kant).

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