Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy but that we should make ourselves happy.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another.
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.
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.’
Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination.
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
But although all our knowledge begins with experience it does not follow that it arises from experience.
Experience without theory is blind but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
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?
What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?
All our knowledge begins with the senses proceeds then to the understanding and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
I had therefore to remove knowledge in order to make room for belief.
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.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.