Knowledge begins with the senses | Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

Immanuel Kant and Friends at Table, Painting by Emil Doerstling, 1900


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

“Look closely. The beautiful may be small.” 

“I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.” *

"All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. 
There is nothing higher than reason." *

“Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.” ^

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."

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

“Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence!” 

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


 Immanuel Kant

Critique of Pure Reason, 1781 / ^ Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose, 1784


^ Immanuel Kant, walking at Konigsberg, 1724-1804
Immanuel Kant holding a jar of mustard, his weakness, 1801 ^
Drawing by Friedrich Hagermann


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