Of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing can ever be made  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"Of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing can ever be made" is a dictum by Immanuel Kant.

It is found in Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose.

See also: Ecclesiastes 1:15 "What is crooked cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted."

See also

  • Aus so krummem Holze, als woraus der Mensch gemacht ist, kann nichts ganz Gerades gezimmert werden.




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