It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
The greatest human quest is to know
what one must do in order to become a human being.
Give me matter, and I will construct a world out of it!
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of the few: and number not voices, but weigh them.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Always so act that the immediate motive of thy will may become a universal rule for all intelligent beings.
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.
Topics: Thinking, Thoughts, Thought
Sincerity is the indispensable ground of all conscientiousness, and by consequence of all heartfelt religion.
Two things fill the mind with ever increasing wonder and awe. The more often and the more intensely the mind of thought is drawn to them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Topics: Conscience, Morals, Morality, Reflection
Wondering Whom to Read Next?
- Johann Gottfried Herder German Poet, Literary Critic
- Wilhelm von Humboldt German Statesman, Scholar
- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz German Philosopher, Mathematician
- Arthur Schopenhauer German Philosopher
- Martin Heidegger German Existential Philosopher
- David Hume Scottish Philosopher, Historian
- Friedrich Nietzsche German Philosopher, Scholar
- Moses Mendelssohn German Jewish Philosopher
- John Locke English Philosopher
- Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi German Philosopher