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1. "Kant was right; morality did in the eighteenth century, as a matter of historical fact, presuppose something very like the teleological scheme of God, freedom and happiness as the final crown of virtue which Kant propounds. Detach morality from that framework and you will no longer have morality; or, at the very least, you will have radically transformed its character."
Author: Alasdair MacIntyre
2. "Kant's style is so heavy that after his pure reason, the reader longs for unreasonableness."
Author: Alfred Nobel
3. "Prince Kanta was crazy!"
Author: Alyson Noel
4. "On n'est pas le même selon qu'on a mangé du boudin ou du caviar; on n'est pas le même non plus selon qu'on vient de lire du Kant […] ou du Queneau."
Author: Amélie Nothomb
5. "Rakyat yang nasionalis hendaknya belajar menghemat energi. Pemimpin dan pemerintahan yang nasionalis hendaknya memikirkan cara-cara penghematan, bukan mengeksploitas sisa sumber daya alam yang kita miliki. Kembangkan sistem transportasi massal yang memadai, sehingga jumlah kendaraan di jalan raya berkurang. Dengan sendirinya pemakaian bahan bakar akan berkurang.Hentikan pembangunan menara-menara perkantoran dan apartemen-apartemen tinggi di perkotaan. Biarlah penghijauan di kota-kota besar tetap terpelihara. Pembangunan di daerah-daerah terpencil lebih diperhatikan. Biarlah orang di desa mendapatkan pekerjaan di desanya sendiri. Sehingga mereka tidak perlu menambah beban metropolis. Pembangunan harus merata, harus horizontal, tidak vertikal."
Author: Anand Krishna
6. "Als ik één ding kan is het liefhebben. Dat lijkt niet veel bijzonders, maar ik ben er trots op.Ik heb het geleerd zoals een zwerfhond leert zwemmen: omdat hij met de rest van de worp in een jutezak werd gepropt en in een snelstromende rivier is geworpen.Die ene die het tegen alle verwachtingen in gered heeft, dat ben ik.Met in mijn oren nog het gejank van degenen die het niet haalden, moest ik leren ergens van te houden.Ik ben niet onder gegaan.Ik heb de kant bereikt.Ik heb lief.Andere mensen dragen hun verdriet in hun hart.Ongezien holt dat hen vanbinnen uit. Het is mijn redding geweest dat ik mijn verdriet aan de buitenkant draag, waar het niemand kan ontgaan."
Author: Arthur Japin
7. "Mange sider ved mors liv og død kommer til å forbli et mysterium, men mens jeg lå der i sengen og sorterte minnene, var det én ting som sto klart for meg: selv i sine ville stunder, når hun så fyrverkerier eksplodere og håret hennes sto til alle kanter, elsket mamma meg."
Author: Beth Hoffman
8. "Gregariousness is always the refuge of mediocrities, whether they swear by Soloviev or Kant or Marx. Only individuals seek the truth, and they shun those whose sole concern is not the truth."
Author: Boris Pasternak
9. "If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an"
Author: C.S. Lewis
10. "Kuolema itsessään ei ole kamalaa, vaan ne elämät jotka ihmiset elävät, tai eivät elä kunnes kuolevat. He eivät arvosta elämiään, he kusevat elämiensä päälle, paskantavat niille."
Author: Charles Bukowski
11. "The ruinous abdication by philosophy of its rightful domain is the consequence of the oblivion of philosophers to a great insight first beheld clearly by Socrates and re-affirmed by Kant as by no other philosopher. Science, concerned solely and exclusively with objective existents, cannot give answers to questions about meanings and values. Only ideas engendered by the mind and to be found nowhere but in the mind (Socrates), only the pure transcendental forms supplied by reason (Kant), can secure the ideals and values and put us in touch with the realities that constitute our moral and spiritual life. Twenty-four centuries after Socrates, two centuries after Kant, we badly need to re-learn the lesson."
Author: D.R. Khashaba
12. "Vokspapiret ble skilt fra rullen i et rat-a-tat-forløp, krøp langs den hakkete kanten på esken, og hun hørte det nedover ryggraden, tenkte hun."
Author: Don DeLillo
13. "Am întors spatele filozofiei cînd mi-am dat seama ca e cu neputinta sa descopar la Kant vreo slabiciune omeneasca, vreo urma adevarata de tristete; la Kant si la toti filozofii. In raport cu muzica, cu mistica si poezia, activitatea filozofica e hranita de o seva sub¬tiata si de o profunzime suspecta, care nu-i ademe¬neste decît pe oamenii timizi sau caldicei. De altfel, filozofia — neliniste impersonala, refugiu în preajma unor idei anemice — e solutia tuturor celor care fug de exuberanta corupatoare a vietii. Aproape toti filo¬zofii au sfîrsit bine: iata supremul argument îm¬potriva filozofiei. Sfîrsitul lui Socrate însusi nu are în el nimic tragic: e o neîntelegere, sfîrsitul unui pedagog — iar Nietzsche s-a prabusit doar ca poet si vizionar: el si-a ispasit extazele, nu rationamentele."
Author: Emil Cioran
14. "Când ma gândesc ce putin am de învatat de la marii filozofi! Niciodata n-am avut nevoie de Kant, de Descartes sau de Aristotel, care n-au gândit decât pentru orele noastre sigure, pentru îndoielile noastre permise. Dar m-am oprit la Iov cu pietatea unui stranepot."
Author: Emil Cioran
15. "By putting the spotlight on the female child and framing her as the ideal of beauty, he condemns the mature woman to invisibility. In fact, the modern Western man enforces Immanuel Kant's nineteenth-century theories: To be beautiful, women have to appear childish and brainless. When a woman looks mature and self-assertive, or allows her hips to expand, she is condemned ugly. Thus, the walls of the European harem separate youthful beauty from ugly maturity."
Author: Fatema Mernissi
16. "Uma virtude deve ser nossa invenção, nossa defesa e nossa necessidade pessoais: tomada em qualquer outro sentido, não passa de um perigo. Aquilo que não é uma condição vital é prejudicial à vida: uma virtude que não existe senão por causa dum sentimento de respeito pela ideia de «virtude», como Kant a queria, é perigosa. A «virtude», o «dever», o «bem em si», o bem como carácter da impersonalidade do valor geral - quimeras onde se exprime a degenerescência, o último enfraquecimento da vida, a chinesice de Conisberga."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
17. "Gaston Milhaud, like many of his contemporaries, sought to overthrow empirical positivism by insisting on the fundamental reality of the mind, but mind conceived in the Kantian sense. The knowledge of nature is symbolic, and there is no necessary connection between the phenomena and our fictions."
Author: Fulton J. Sheen
18. "Panggilan 'ayah' dari anak-anak, ketika si buruh pulang dari pekerjaannya, adalah ubat duka dari dampratan majikan di kantor. Suara 'ayah' dari anak-anak yang berdiri di pintu, itulah yang menyebabkan telinga menjadi tebal, walaupun gaji kecil. Suara 'ayah' dari anak-anak, itulah urat tunggang dan pucuk bulat bagi peripenghidupan manusia."
Author: Hamka
19. "Keväälle joka vanhentaa väsyneetja merelle joka muistaa kaikenkatseelle joka yhä hyväksyyja lapsen silmien sirkkelillejoka kiljuen viipaloi aikuisettekosyytIlolle joka kantaa askeltakun ankarin on vasta edessätai pakolle joka niskaan hönkiija hulluudelle joka vaakaa heiluttaakun ruuvi ratisee ja irtoaaNiille jotka eivät suostu hyppimäänyhtä jalkaa ruudusta ruutuun- siis tiiliseinille ja paukapäilleja tosilumelle unten pakastimessaja Kaivopuiston tai Moherinkalliollemissä talvien odotus täyttyy"
Author: Hannu Kankaanpää
20. "Kyllä, sinä olet luonani, kietoutuneena kudoksiini kuin mirha, nardus, manna ja mihin kallisarvoisiin, mystisiin voiteisiin ja kielen pyhittäviin makuihin sinua vertaisinkaan, ja sinä olet myös se, jonka epätoivon hetkinä puen kantamaan sitä raskasta takkia, jonka nimi on anna minulle syy elää."
Author: Helena Kallio
21. "In his essay, ‘Perpetual Peace,' the philosopher, Immanuel Kant, argued that perpetual peace would eventually come to the world in one of two ways, by human insight or by conflicts and catastrophes of a magnitude that left humanity no other choice. We are at such a juncture."
Author: Henry Kissinger
22. "Immanuel Kant""Noch wal"
Author: Hugo Claus
23. "Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. I have read and heard many attempts at a systematic account of it, from materialism and theosophy to the Christian system or that of Kant, and I have always felt that they were much too simple. I suspect that there are more things in heaven and earth that are dreamed of, or can be dreamed of, in any philosophy. That is the reason why I have no philosophy myself, and must be my excuse for dreaming."
Author: J.B.S. Haldane
24. "The Gracehoper was always jigging ajog, hoppy on akkant of his joyicity."
Author: James Joyce
25. "Babe,' Ranger said. 'Do something with her.'And he disconnected.I called Ranger back. 'No,' I said. 'And I need information on Jelly Kantner. His apartment got blown up, and I need to find him.'And I should do this why?'Because you like me.'There was a full beat of silence. 'I do,' Ranger said. 'I like you a lot. Sometimes I'm not sure why. Give me a couple minutes."
Author: Janet Evanovich
26. "Nach Kant ist die Bildung der Weltkörper leichter zu deduzieren als die Bildung einer Raupe. Dasselbe gilt für das Besingen; und ein bestimmter Kleinstädter ist schwerer poetisch darzustellen als ein Nebel-Held aus Morgenland."
Author: Jean Paul
27. "- - tämä kaikki on tuuleen huutamista. Itsemurhien ytimessä ei ollut suru eikä salaperäisyys, vaan silkka itsekkyys. Tytöt riistivät itselleen ratkaisut, jotka on viisainta jättää Jumalalle. Heistä tuli liian voimallisia elämään meidän keskuudessamme, liian itsekeskeisiä, liian näkemyksellisiä, liian sokeita. He eivät jättäneet jälkeensä elämää, joka aina siloittaa luonnollisen kuoleman jäljet, vaan mitä arkipäiväisimmän luettelon maallisia seikkoja: seinällä tikittävän kellon, keskipäivälläkin hämärän huoneen ja sen raivostuttavan tosiasian, että ihminen voi ajatella ainoastaan omaa itseään. Että häneen aivonsa saattavat sumeta kaikelle muulle, roihahtaa liekkeihin vain tietyissä täsmällisissä kohdissa, joissa kyse on henkilökohtaisesta kivusta, haavoista ja sortuneista unelmista. Kaikki lähimmäiset loittonevat kuin pieniksi pisteiksi valtaisan jäälautan toiselle laidalle, missä he heiluttavat pikkuruisia käsivarsiaan äänenkantaman ulkopuolella."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
28. "We are humanity, Kant says. Humanity needs us because we are it. Kant believes in duty and considers remaining alive a primary human duty. For him one is not permitted to "renounce his personality," and while he states living as a duty, it also conveys a kind of freedom: we are not burdened with the obligation of judging whether our personality is worth maintaining, whether our life is worth living. Because living it is a duty, we are performing a good moral act just by persevering."
Author: Jennifer Michael Hecht
29. "Kant's philosophy states that it is inherent in us. He agreed with Hume that we cannot know with certainty what the world is like "in itself." We can only know the what the world is like "for me" of for everybody."
Author: Jostein Gaarder
30. "De liefde? Die bedrijf ik vaak maar ik spreek er nooit over.(Mme de Villeparisis in 'De kant van Guermantes'."
Author: Marcel Proust
31. "Levätessään siinä pää painettuna Mammyn rintaa vasten Scarlett hätkähti näitä kahta sanaa: raskas taakka. Nämä samat sanat olivat surisseet hänen aivoissaan yhtä mittaa koko iltapäivän. Nyt hän muisti koko laulun, ja se painoi hänen mielensä yhä murheellisemmaksi.Vielä muutaman päivän kun jaksamme taakkaa kantaa / tuosta viis vaikk'ei koskaan se kevenisikään! / Vielä muutaman päivän kun astumme maantien santaa -"Tuosta viis vaikk'ei koskaan se kevenisikään", sanat toistuivat hänen väsyneessä mielessään. Eikö hänen kuormansa milloinkaan keventyisi? Eikö kotiin Taraan tuleminen merkinnytkään suloista helpotusta, vaan yhä uusia taakkoja kannettavaksi?"
Author: Margaret Mitchell
32. "Plonyte riba tarp meiles ir neapykantos."
Author: Martynas Starkus
33. "Într-adevar, lumea cum o vedem nu exista decât în crierul nostru. Nimeni nu va tagadui ca este deosebire între gânsac si câne . Privirea cânelui e inteligenta , el pricepe din lumea aceasta o portie mult mai buna decât gânsacul ; cu toate acestea amândoua aceste fiinte au ochi si crieri. Lumea nu-i cumu-i, ci cum o vedem; pentru gânsac, cum o vede el, pentru câne item , pentru membru de la primarie — pentru Kant item. Totusi câta deosebire între ochii de porc a susîntelesului membru si privirea adânca a înteleptului de la Königsberg."
Author: Mihai Eminescu
34. "We are Lions of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, then why should we fear the world. We have to become Brave, Bold and Ekantik."
Author: N/A
35. "We have to remove clutters from our life and prioritize our life with those things we need, this is the way to become Ekantik."
Author: N/A
36. "Älä vaikene erheellisestä säälistä ja hellyydestä häntä kohtaan, sillä usko minua, Hester, vaikka hänen pitäisi laskeutua alas ylhäisestä asemasta ja seistä tuossa vierelläsi häpeäsi jalustalla, niin parempi sekin kuin salassa kantaa syyllistä sydäntä läpi koko elämän."
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
37. "- og nu er det jeg som står og blir liten på den siste krumning i hyldens blygt hendøende motiv.-Drømmer jeg? Er dette et skridt på en jordisk menneskevei? Kan det være en fjeldvægg, en stivnet form, denne foss av gulgrått sva, dette Niagara i sten, som med lydløs torden styrter sig ned over kanten og smelder i skogen efter et eneste sopende sveip på nærmere tusen meter?"
Author: Peter Wessel Zapffe
38. "If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered over the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant, I should point to India. And if I were to ask myself from what literature we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thoughts of Greeks and Romans, and of the Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw the corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more perfect, more comprehensive, more universal, in fact more truly human a life... again I should point to India."
Author: Plato
39. "Wenn die Leute über denselben Spaß lachen oder so manchen alten Scherz gemeinsam haben, der durch die Zeit nicht verblaßt und die Gewohnheit nicht flau wird, so wird das — mit Verlaub gesagt — eine bessere Vorbereitung für das gemein­schaftliche Leben sein, als so manche Dinge, die in der Welt einen edleren Klang haben. Man kann, wenn man will, Kant für sich allein lesen, aber einen Scherz muß man mit jemandem teilen."
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
40. "Well, I don't know if I can comment on Kant or Hegel because I'm no real philosopher in the sense of knowing what these people have said in any detail so let me not comment on that too much."
Author: Roger Penrose
41. "Bet kai jis grieždavo violoncele, o violoncele budavo liesa ir nusiminusi kaip vieniša raudona karve rudens pievoje, Muzikantas pradedavo raudonuoti. Ir taip išrausdavo, kad iš tolo atrode, tarsi didžiulis graudus pomidoras sedi scenoje ir stryku brauko sau skersai pilvo. Ir kai visi jau pradedavo jo gailetis ir gailetis vienišos liudnos karves didžiules pievos viduryje, staiga jis atmerkdavo savo oranžine aki, ir žmones pamatydavo, kaip ten, apanus ruko, anapus upes, pateko saule, nušviecia žole smaragdo šviesa ir pavercia liudnaja karve ugningu eržilu. Eržilas lekia prie upes, ir neimanoma suprasti - ar dunda jo kanopos, ar plaka klausytoju širdys..."
Author: Sergey Kozlov
42. "Gregor werd nog roder. En toen werd hij groen. Ik knipperde een paar keer met mijn ogen, maar hij was nog steeds groen, met rode ogen. Net de Hulk: hij werd steeds groener en griezeliger en er sprongen twee hoorntjes uit de zijkant van zijn hoofd. Ik had wel eens gehoord van monsterachtige bazen, ik had er zelf een gehad, maar dit was echt belachelijk."
Author: Shanna Swendson
43. "In Kant's description, ethical duty functions like a foreign traumatic intruder that from the outside disturbs the subject's homeostatic balance, its unbearable pressure forcing the subject to act "beyond the pleasure principle," ignoring the pursuit of pleasures. For Lacan, exactly the same description holds for desire, which is why enjoyment is not something that comes naturally to the subject, as a realization of her inner potential, but is the content of a traumatic superego injunction."
Author: Slavoj Žižek
44. "Fire auge med glimt og strålar under vippene. Heile spegelglaset fullt. Spørsmål som skyt fram og gøymer seg att. Eg veit ikkje: Glimt og strålar, glimt frå deg til meg, frå meg til deg, og frå meg til deg åleine - inn i glaset og tilbake, og aldri noko svar på kva dette er, aldri noko løysning. Dei raude putande leppene dine, nei det er mine, så likt! Håret på same måten, og glimt og strålar. Det er oss! Vi kan ikkje gjera noko med det, det er som frå ei anna verd. Biletet byrjar å svive, flyt ut til kantane, samlar seg, nei samlar seg ikkje. Det er ein munn som smiler. Ein munn frå ei anna verd. Nei det er ingen munn, det er ikkje noko smil, det er noko ingen veit - det er berre oppspana augevipper over glimt og strålar."
Author: Tarjei Vesaas
45. "Existují takové veci jako jedlé... ne, delikátní pirohy v polévce, hrášky dokonale uvarené, rajská omácka pikantní ve své chutové plnosti a masová nápln z onechcástí zvírat, které by se daly vetšinou i pojmenovat. Jsou platonické burgery vyrobené z hovezího a ne z volské tlamy a kopyt. Jsou jisté obchody, kde mají smažené filé s pomfrity, kdy filé je ryba a ne jen bílá brecka v rakvicce ze smažené strouhanky a pomfrity jsou k jídlu a nedají se použít k holení. Jsou párky v rohlíku, kdy mají párky s masem spolecnou nejen barvu a jejich štastní konzumenti si na ne nedávají horcici, aby nepokazili tu chut. Duležité však je, že se lidé dají naucit na to, aby dávali prednost obcerstvení toho prvního typu a vyhledávali je. Je to, jako kdyby Machiavelli napsal kucharku. Ale at už se mají veci jakkoliv, neexistuje omluva pro nikoho, kdo dá na pizzu ananas."
Author: Terry Pratchett
46. "Dan was hij niet boos, zoals je huis niet boos is als je met vakantie bent geweest."
Author: Tim Krabbé
47. "Priešas turi buti atpažistamas ir baisus, jis turi buti tavo namuose arba prie duru slenkscio. Štai kodel žydai. Mums juos atsiunte Dievo apvaizda, tad, del Dievo, pasinaudokime jais ir melskimes, kad visada butu žydu, kuriu galetume bijoti ir nekesti. Priešo reikia, kad tauta turetu vilti. Sakoma, patriotizmas - paskutine niekšu prieglauda: neturintis morales principu dažniausiai apsisiaucia veliava, o mišrunai visada rekia apie gryna tautos krauja. Tautine tapatybe - paskutine varguoliu atspirtis. O tapatybe igyja prasme tik per neapykanta kitokiam. Reikia puoseleti neapykanta kaip pilietine aistra. Priešas yra tautu draugas. Visada reikia tureti, ko nekesti, kad kaltintume del savo vargu."
Author: Umberto Eco
48. "Sloboda nije mjera žita da se na kantar stavlja, vec onaj soko što leti iznad Polja Sinjskog."
Author: Vinko Vrbanic
49. "No real blood flows in the veins of the knowing subject constructed by Locke, Hume, and Kant, but rather the diluted extract of reason as a mere activity of thought."
Author: Wilhelm Dilthey
50. "But still, how could they write whole libraries about someone like Kant and hardly even notice Taylor-that prophet who could see ten centuries ahead?"
Author: Yevgeny Zamyatin

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