Goethe about Kant
Johann Peter Eckermann, German poet and author, is best known for his work Conversations with Goethethe fruit of his association with Goethe during the last years of Goethe's life.
I asked Goethe which of new philosophers he thought the highest. "Kant," said he, beyond a doubt. He is the one, whose doctrines still continue to work, and hana penetrated most deeply into our German civilization. He has influenced even you, although you have never read him.
"Has your Excellency ever had any personal connection with Kant?"
"No," he replied; Kant never took any notice of me. Schiller was always wont to advise the study of Kant's philosophy. He usually said Kant could give me nothing; but he himself studied Kant with great zeal; and I have studied him too, and not without profit."