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    All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    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? Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    All thought must, directly or indirectly, by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuitions, and therefore, with us, to sensibility, because in no other way can an object be given to us. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.' Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    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-KantImmanuel Kant
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    Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved. Immanuel-KantImmanuel Kant
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    Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands. Immanuel-Kant/">Immanuel Kant
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    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/">Immanuel Kant
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    So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. Immanuel-Kant/">Immanuel Kant
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    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/">Immanuel Kant
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    Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind. Immanuel-Kant/">Immanuel Kant
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    To be is to do. Immanuel-Kant/">Immanuel Kant
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    Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me. Immanuel-Kant/">Immanuel Kant
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    Two things fill me with constantly increasing admiration and awe, the longer and more earnestly I reflect on them: the starry heavens without and the moral law within. Immanuel-Kant/">Immanuel Kant
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    Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe - the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. Immanuel-Kant/">Immanuel Kant
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    What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope? Immanuel-Kant/">Immanuel Kant