10 Best Quotes from Immanuel Kant about Life

25/02/2021

     Immanuel Kant Quotes about life, education, ethics and love: 10 Missing phrases from Kant. Messages, Excerpts, Quotes and Motivational Phrases!


Who Was Immanuel Kant?

     Immanuel Kant or simply Kant was a Prussian philosopher. Widely considered as the main philosopher of the modern era, Kant operated, in epistemology, a synthesis between continental rationalism (by René Descartes, Baruch Espinoza and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, where the deductive reasoning rules), and the English empirical tradition (of David Hume, John Locke, or George Berkeley, who values induction).

     Born of a modest family of artisans, after a long period as a secondary professor of geography, Kant came to study philosophy, physics and mathematics at the University of Königsberg and in 1755 began to teach teaching Natural Sciences. In 1770 he was appointed professor at the University of Königsberg, a city he never left, leading a monotonously punctual life and dedicated only to philosophical studies. He has done numerous works on natural and exact sciences.

Immanuel Kant Quotes on Education and Ethics:

  • "He who is cruel to animals also becomes severe in his dealings with men. We can judge a man's heart by the treatment he gives animals."

  • "All of our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds to understanding and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason."
  • "How then is perfection to be sought? Where is our hope? In education and nothing else. Man must be disciplined, because he is by nature raw and wild ..."

  • "We are not rich for what we have, but for what we can live without."

  • "He who turns into a worm cannot complain after people step on him."

Best Kant Quotes about Life:

  • "Morality is not really the doctrine of how we can become happy, but how we can become worthy of happiness."

  • "Have a little patience; slanders don't last long. Truth is a child of time; it will soon appear to justify you."
  • "Genius is the ability to independently reach and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by someone else."

  • "Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of the imagination."

  • "There is something splendid about innocence; but the bad thing about it, in turn, is that it cannot protect itself very well and is easily seduced."