45 Motivational Immanuel Kant Quotes on Success In Life

Immanuel Kant was an influential German philosopher in the Age of Enlightenment. In his doctrine of transcendental idealism, he argued that space, time, and causation are mere sensibilities; “things-in-themselves” exist, but their nature is unknowable. This Immanuel Kant quotes will motivate you.

Best Immanuel Kant Quotes

  1. “Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  2. “If you punish a child for being naughty, and reward him for being good, he will do right merely for the sake of the reward; and when he goes out into the world and finds that goodness is not always rewarded, nor wickedness always punished, he will grow into a man who only thinks about how he may get on in the world, and does right or wrong according as he finds advantage to himself.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  3. “We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  4. “You only know me as you see me, not as I actually am” ~ Immanuel Kant

  5. “Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes” ~ Immanuel Kant
  6. “Patience is the strength of the weak, impatience is the weakness of the strong.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  7. “But a lie is a lie, and in itself intrinsically evil, whether it be told with good or bad intents.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  8. “Enlightenment is man’s leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one’s intelligence without being guided by another. Sapere Aude! Have the courage to use your own intelligence! is, therefore, the motto of the enlightenment.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  9. “Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  10. “Do the right thing because it is right.” ~ Immanuel Kant

  11. “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 me and the moral law within me.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  12. “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  13. “THERE ARE TWO THINGS that don’t have to mean anything, one is music and the other is laughter.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  14. “The only thing permanent is change.” ~ Immanuel Kant

  15. “Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  16. “The question is not so much whether there is life on Mars as whether it will continue to be possible to live on Earth” ~ Immanuel Kant
  17. “Give a man everything he wants and at that moment everything is not everything” ~ Immanuel Kant
  18. “If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  19. “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  20. “Most men use their knowledge only under guidance from others because they lack the courage to think independently using their own reasoning abilities. It takes intellectual daring to discover the truth.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  21. “The greatest human quest is to know what one must do in order to become a human being.” ~ Immanuel Kant

  22. “The wise man can change his mind; the stubborn one, never.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  23. “It is never too late to become reasonable and wise.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  24. “Great minds think for themselves.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  25. “Laziness and cowardice explain why so many men. . . remain under a life-long tutelage and why it is so easy for some men to set themselves up as the guardians of all the rest. . . If I have a book which understands for me, a pastor who has a conscience for me, a doctor who decides my diet, I need not trouble myself. If I am willing to pay, I need not think. Others will do it for me.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  26. “Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence!” ~ Immanuel Kant
  27. “It is through good education that all the good in the world arises.” ~ Immanuel Kant

  28. “Two things strike me dumb: the infinite starry heavens, and the sense of right and wrong in man.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  29. “All perception is colored by emotion.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  30. “All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  31. “Honesty is better than any policy.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  32. “[R]eason is… given to us as a practical faculty, that is, as one that influences the will.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  33. “A single line in the Bible has consoled me more than all the books I ever read besides.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  34. “Democracy is necessarily despotism, as it establishes an executive power contrary to the general will; all being able to decide against one whose opinion may differ, the will of all is therefore not that of all: which is contradictory and opposite to liberty.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  35. “Look closely. The beautiful may be small.” ~ Immanuel Kant

  36. “Thinking in pictures precedes thinking in words.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  37. “Feminine traits are called weaknesses. People joke about them; fools ridicule them, but reasonable persons see very well that those traits are just the tools for the management of men, and for the use of men for female designs.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  38. “Always treat people as ends in themselves, never as means to an end.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  39. “There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  40. “Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  41. “Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  42. “Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  43. “I shall never forget my mother, for it was she who planted and nurtured the first seeds of good within me. She opened my heart to the lasting impressions of nature; she awakened my understanding and extended my horizon and her percepts exerted an everlasting influence upon the course of my life.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  44. “The two great dividers are religion and LANGUAGE” ~ Immanuel Kant

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