Soren Kierkegaard Quotes (32 quotations)

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1. A poet is an unhappy being whose heart it torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: "Sing for us soon again;" that is as much as to say. "May new sufferings torment your soul." - Soren Kierkegaard

2. Alas! While the speculative honourable professor explains the entire existence has he in distraction forgotten his own name, that he is a man, purely and simply a man, not a fantastic 3 8 of a paragraph. - Soren Kierkegaard

3. And when the hourglass has run out, the hourglass of temporality, when the noise of secular life has grown silent and its restless or ineffectual activism has come to an end, when everything around you is still, as it is in eternity, then eternity asks you and every individual in these millions and millions about only one thing: whether you have lived in despair or not. - Soren Kierkegaard

4. Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. - Soren Kierkegaard

5. Don't forget to love yourself. - Soren Kierkegaard

6. During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. - Soren Kierkegaard

7. Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good. - Soren Kierkegaard

8. Fixed ideas are like a cramp in the foot - the best remedy against it is to tread on it. - Soren Kierkegaard

9. I see it all perfectly: there are two possibilities, one can either do this or do that. My honest opinion and friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it, you will regret both. - Soren Kierkegaard

10. If a man cannot forget, he will never amount to much. - Soren Kierkegaard

11. If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential - for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never. - Soren Kierkegaard

12. In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant. My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known - no wonder, then, that I return the love. - Soren Kierkegaard

13. It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important. - Soren Kierkegaard

14. It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting. - Soren Kierkegaard

15. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard

16. Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living. - Soren Kierkegaard

17. Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. - Soren Kierkegaard

18. Life must be understood backwards. But it must be lived forward. - Soren Kierkegaard

19. Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. - Soren Kierkegaard

20. Of all tyrannies democracy is the most agonizing, the most inane, the absolute fall of everything great and elevated. - Soren Kierkegaard

21. One can advise comfortably from a safe port. - Soren Kierkegaard

22. Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown. - Soren Kierkegaard

23. People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. - Soren Kierkegaard

24. People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. - Soren Kierkegaard

25. Prayer does not change God, but changes him who prays. - Soren Kierkegaard

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