I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.
Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why so great a portion of mankind, after nature has long since discharged them from external direction (naturaliter maiorennes), nevertheless remains under lifelong tutelage, and why it is so...
One who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him.
An action, to have moral worth, must be done from duty.
Human beings are never to be treated as a means but always as ends.
Enlightenment is man’s release from his self-incurred tutelage. Tutelage is man’s inability to make use of his understanding without direction from another. Self-incurred is this tutelage when its cause lies not in lack of reason...
Une politique valable ne peut faire un pas sans rendre hommage à la morale.
From the crooked timber of humanity, a straight board cannot be hewn.
Treat people as an end, and never as a means to an end
But only he who, himself enlightened, is not afraid of shadows.