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NUMBER: 1010
AUTHOR: Immanuel Kant (1724–1804)
QUOTATION: There is, therefore, only one categorical imperative. It is: Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.
ATTRIBUTION: IMMANUEL KANT, Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, trans. Lewis W. Beck, ed. Robert P. Wolff, section 2, p. 44 (1969).