Soren Kierkegaard Quotes

54 Soren Kierkegaard quotes:

"Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid."
"What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion."
"Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate."
"Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer."
"Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth."
"One can advise comfortably from a safe port."
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"During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk."
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"It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important."
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
"It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox."
"The self-assured believer is a greater sinner in the eyes of God than the troubled disbeliever"
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"Philosophy always requires something more, requires the eternal, the true, in contrast to which even the fullest existence as such is but a happy moment."
"Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good."
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"People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have. For example, the freedom of thought. Instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation."
"The greatest danger, that of losing one's own self, may pass off quietly as if it were nothing; every other loss, that of an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc., is sure to be noticed."
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"It requires courage not to surrender oneself to the ingenious or compassionate counsels of despair that would induce a man to eliminate himself from the ranks of the living; but it does not follow from this that every huckster who is fattened and nourished in self-confidence has more courage than the man who yielded to despair."
"How ironical that it is by means of speech that man can degrade himself below the level of dumb creation -- for a chatterbox is truly of a lower category than a dumb creature."
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"That is the road we all have to take - over the Bridge of Sighs into eternity."
"It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting."
"Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further."
Author: Kierkegaard Quotes Category: Faith Quotes

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