Straight

August 29 2014

Who wrote: “Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing was ever made”?

Kant in Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose, or rather, it is Isaiah Berlin’s translation of Kant’s ungainly

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

2 Responses to “Straight”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    An advertisement for the advantages of English over German.


  2. […] Kant-Berlin version. Symmachan version. […]


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