Quotation by Immanuel Kant

Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.
Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), German philosopher. Idee zu einer Allgemeinen Gesichte in Weltburgerlicher Absicht, proposition 6 (1784).

Quoted by Isaiah Berlin as epigraph to The Crooked Timber of Humanity (1990).
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