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Thoughts about society and about taste. “V. The most important means of finding anywhere the happiness of life is society. Hence originates the need for society, but after having experienced it for a long time, there comes the longing for retreat, to be secluded from society. … Man is seeking unity with other people, whereas nature wants discord in order to spur incessant action. Friendship resulting from affection is a mere idea. He is sociable who can be a pleasant part of any society. My dear friends, there is no friend …” Satisfaction and happiness in society only result from useful work for society. “… One can only live a useful life in one’s own eyes by acting, not by enjoying. A useful man is at the same time a happy man, especially if he has restrained his self-interest. If one is used to seeking happiness in distraction, the mood becomes empty in solitude and a horrible wasteland…” – The second page, entitled, ‘Taste’, contains thoughts on esthetics. “All that is pleasing without any interest is beautiful. All that interests us, but only insofar as it is created by the subject itself, is good. All that is pleasing for objective reasons is beautiful …”. – With light foxing. – The leaf was part of Kant’s personal copy of his work ‘Observations on the sensation of the beautiful and the sublime”, published in 1766 in Konigsberg, with abundant additions by the author. On the lower level, there is a two-line addendum in the hand of the clergyman Christian Friedrich Puttlich († 1836), who had attended Kant’s lectures and in whose legacy the leaf was found. – First published with unimportant divergences by Arthur Warda under the title ‘Three single leafs from Kant’s legacy’, in: Altpreussische Monatsschrift Vol. XXXX, 7/8, of which an offprint is enclosed.