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“Every Man is to Be Respected as an Absolute end in himself; and it is a Crime against The Dignity that Belongs to him as a Human being, to Use him as a Mere Means for some External Purpose.”

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“Science is Organized Knowledge. Wisdom is Organized Life.”

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“Three Things Tell a Man: his Eyes, his Friends and his Favorite Quotes.”

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“We are Not Rich by what We Possess but by what We can Do Without.”

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“Perpetual Peace is only Found in The Graveyard.”

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“Rules for Happiness: Something to do, Someone to Love, Something to Hope for.”

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“Two Things Awe Me Most, The Starry Sky above Me and The Moral Law within Me.”

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“Thrift is Care and Scruple in The Spending of One’s Means. It is Not a Virtue and it Requires neither Skill nor Talent.”

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“I had therefore to Remove Knowledge, in Order to Make Room for Belief.”

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“A Person is only a Person when it has The Power to Make Sense of its Surrounding.”

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“All our Knowledge begins with The Senses, Proceeds then to The Understanding, and Ends with Reason. There is Nothing Higher than Reason.”

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“Out of The Crooked Timber of Humanity No Straight Thing was ever Made.”

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“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.”

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“You only Know Me as you See Me, Not as I actually am.”

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“Beneficence is a Duty; and He who Frequently Practices it, and Sees his Benevolent Intentions Realized comes, at Length, Really to Love him to whom He has Done Good.”

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“In Law a Man is Guilty when He Violates The Rights of others. In Ethics He is Guilty if He only Thinks of Doing so.”

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“I had to Deny Knowledge in Order to Make Room for Faith.”

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“Man must be Disciplined, for He is by Nature Raw and Wild.”

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“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.”

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“By a Lie, a Man... Annihilates his Dignity as a Man.”

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“Look Closely. The Beautiful may be Small.”

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“From such Crooked Wood as that which Man is Made of, Nothing Straight can be Fashioned.”

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“Always Recognize that Human Individuals are Ends, and do Not use them as Means to your End.”

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“Thoughts Without Content are Empty, Intuitions Without Concepts are Blind.”

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“So Act that your Principle of Action might Safely be Made a Law for The whole World.”

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“For Peace to Reign on Earth, Humans must Evolve into New beings who have Learned to See The whole First.”

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“Happiness is Not an Ideal of Reason, but of Imagination.”

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“Morality is Not The Doctrine of how We may Make ourselves Happy, but how We may Make ourselves Worthy of Happiness.”

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“There is, therefore, only One Categorical Imperative. It is: Act only According to that Maxim by which you can at The same Time will that it should become a Universal Law.”

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“Experience Without Theory is Blind, but Theory Without Experience is Mere Intellectual Play.”

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“One who Makes himself a Worm Cannot Complain afterwards if People Step on him.”

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“Nothing is Divine but what is Agreeable to Reason.”

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“The Death of Dogma is The Birth of Morality.”

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“Immaturity is The Incapacity to Use One's Intelligence Without The Guidance of another.”

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“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.”

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“Genius is The Ability to Independently Arrive at and Understand Concepts that would Normally have to be Taught by another Person.”

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“Give me Matter, and I will Construct a World Out of it!”

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“Ingratitude is The Essence of Vileness.”

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“It is Not Necessary that whilst I Live I Live Happily; but it is Necessary that so long as I Live I should Live Honourably.”

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“Dare to Know! Have The Courage to Use your Own Intelligence!”

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“Treat People as an End, and Never as a Means to an End.”

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“God put a Secret art into The Forces of Nature so as to Enable it to Fashion itself Out of Chaos into a Perfect World system.”

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“It is beyond a Doubt that all our Knowledge that begins with Experience.”

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“Man's Duty is to Improve himself; to Cultivate his Mind; and, when He Finds himself Going Astray, to Bring The Moral Law to Bear upon himself.”

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“In all Judgements by which We Describe anything as Beautiful, We Allow No One to be of another Opinion.”

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“All Perception is Colored by Emotion.”

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“Look Closely. The Beautiful may be Small.”

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“Enlightenment is Man's Emergence from his Self-incurred Immaturity.”

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