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11 November 2014
The arts of speech are rhetoric and poetry. Rhetoric is the art of transacting a serious business of the understanding as if it were a free play of the imagination; poetry that of conducting a free play of the imagination as if it were a serious business of the understanding.
11 November 2014
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
11 November 2014
The sceptics, a kind of nomads, despising all settled culture of the land, broke up from time to time all civil society. Fortunately their number was small, and they could not prevent the old settlers from returning to cultivate the ground afresh, though without any fixed plan or agreement.
11 November 2014
Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more seriously reflection concentrates upon them: the starry heaven above me and the moral law within me.
11 November 2014
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
11 November 2014
But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.
11 November 2014
Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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?
11 November 2014
Enlightenment is the liberation of man from his self-caused state of minority... Supere aude! Dare to use your own understanding! is thus the motto of the Enlightenment.

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