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Biography - Immanuel Kant:

German philosopher.
Born: 1724 - Died: 1804
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany


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"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 but in lack of resolution and courage to use it without direction from another. Sapere aude! "Have courage to use your own reason!" - that is the motto of enlightenment."


Source: Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?

Deutsches Textarchiv - Berlinische Monatsschrift. 1784 (de) 

Wikisource - Kant - Éléments métaphysiques de la doctrine du droit (fr) 



Have courage to use your own reason!

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Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Habe Mut, dich deines eigenen Verstandes zu bedienen!

French
Aie le courage de te servir de ton propre entendement !




See also 

See also...



Dare to be wise, begin!

The courage of Truth, the belief in the power of the spirit, is the first condition of philosophical study.




Quotes for: reason


Quotes

Quotes about reason:


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.





There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.





The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.





Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.





Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.





Youth must be mastered not by force but by reason.











Quotes for: courage


Quotes

Quotes about courage:


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.





I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.





Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.





There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.





Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself.





Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.











Quotes

Immanuel Kant also said...


Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.





It is through good education that all the good in the world arises.





Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.





Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.





Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and reverence, the more often and more steadily one reflects on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.





That is sublime in comparison with which everything else is small.












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