“Look closely. The beautiful may be small.”

“Dare to think!”

“Treat people as an end, and never as a means to an end.”

“Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”

“We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.”

“Without man and his potential for moral progress, the whole of reality would be a mere wilderness, a thing in vain, and have no final purpose.”

“For peace to reign on Earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first.”

“The busier we are, the more acutely we feel that we live, the more conscious we are of life.”

“Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.”

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”

“How then is perfection to be sought? Wherein lies our hope? In education, and in nothing else.”

“Space and time are the framework within which the mind is constrained to construct its experience of reality.”

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

“The death of dogma is the birth of morality.”

“Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason.”

“Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.”

“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.”

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”

“Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.”

“Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild.”

“Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-incurred immaturity.”

“Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.”

“An action, to have moral worth, must be done from duty.”

“The light dove, in free flight cutting through the air the resistance of which it feels, could get the idea that it could do even better in airless space. Likewise, Plato abandoned the world of the senses because it posed so many hindrances for the understanding, and dared to go beyond it on the wings of the ideas, in the empty space of pure understanding.”

“Only the descent into the hell of self-knowledge can pave the way to godliness.”

“Have the courage to use your own reason- That is the motto of enlightenment.”

“But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.”

“There is something splendid about innocence; but what is bad about it, in turn, is that it cannot protect itself very well and is easily seduced.”

Immanuel Kant

1724 - 1804