Immanuel Kant Quote
Time was, when she [metaphysics] was the queen of all the sciences; and, if we take the will for the deed, she certainly deserves, so far as regards the high importance of her object-matter, this title of honor. Now, it is the fashion of the time to heap contempt and scorn upon her.
Critique of Pure Reason, Preface to the First Edition (pp. 13-14), RE Collier & Son. 1901