Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), German philosopher. Idee zu einer Allgemeinen Gesichte in Weltburgerlicher Absicht, proposition 6 (1784).
Quoted by Isaiah Berlin as epigraph to The Crooked Timber of Humanity (1990).