Quote by Immanuel Kant

Good and strong will. Mechanism must precede science (learning). Also in morals and religion? Too much discipline makes one narrow and kills proficiency. Politeness belongs, not to discipline, but to polish, and thus comes last.

Good and strong will. Mechanism must precede science (learni


This quote implies that one must possess a strong will and determination in order to succeed. It suggests that in various aspects of life, such as learning, morals, and religion, having a well-developed mechanism (method or approach) is essential before acquiring knowledge. However, excessive discipline can hinder one's growth and expertise, making them narrow-minded. The quote suggests that while discipline is important, it is politeness that truly refines and completes one's character, which should be practiced after mastering the necessary mechanisms and knowledge.

By Immanuel Kant
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