Thursday, January 21, 2016

Nice Quotes of Pythagoras and Immanuel Kant

Let us see some nice quotes of Pythagoras (582 B.C – 496 B.C) and Immanuel Kant (1724–1804).

Quotes of Pythagoras (582 B.C – 496 B.C)

A Greek Philosopher about Number and Control

- “All is number”

- “Number rules the Universe”

- “Number is the ruler of forms and ideas, and the cause of gods and daemons”

- “Number is the within of all thing”

- “No man is free who cannot control himself”

Quotes of Immanuel Kant (1724–1804)

A German Philosopher about Science and Universal Laws

- All human knowledge begins with intuitions, proceeds from thence to concepts, and ends with ideas.

- Give me matter, and I will construct a world out of it!

- In scientific matters ... the greatest discoverer differs from the most arduous imitator and apprentice only in degree, whereas he differs in kind from someone whom nature has endowed for fine art. But saying this does not disparage those great men to whom the human race owes so much in contrast to those whom nature has endowed for fine art. For the scientists' talent lies in continuing to increase the perfection of our cognitions and on all the dependent benefits, as well as in imparting that same knowledge to others; and in these respects they are far superior to those who merit the honor of being called geniuses. For the latter's art stops at some point, because a boundary is set for it beyond which it cannot go and which has probably long since been reached and cannot be extended further.

- The science of mathematics presents the most brilliant example of how pure reason may successfully enlarge its domain without the aid of experience

- Act only in accordance with that maxim through which you can at the same will that it become a universal law.