Soren Kierkegaard Quotes

54 Soren Kierkegaard quotes:

"Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth -look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment."
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"There is peace and rest and comfort in sorrow"
"It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite."
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"Only when it is a duty to love, only then is love eternally and happily secured against despair."
"Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom."
"A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him."
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"To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity"
"Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic -- if it is pulled out I shall die."
"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
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"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they seldom use"
"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use."
"Purity of heart is to will one thing."
"Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness."
"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself."
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"People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me."
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"God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners."
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"Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself."
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"Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God."
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"I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both."
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"The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you."
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