Portrait of Immanuel Kant

Quotes by Immanuel Kant

1724 – 1804

Kant was a German philosopher who taught for many years at the University of Koenigsberg. He made pivotal contributions to the study of ethics and epistemology and was a leading figure in the German Enlightenment.


See the Liberty Matters online discussion on Limited Government, Unlimited Liberalism. Or, How Benjamin Constant was a Kantian After All

For more information see the Biographical Essay.



Kant on the natural right to seek happiness in one’s own way (1791)

Immanuel Kant

War & Peace

Kant believed that citizens must give their free consent via their representatives to every separate declaration of war (1790)

Immanuel Kant