Soren Kierkegaard Quotes
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.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
Be that self which one truly is.
Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals. But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness for the scenes of their childhood.
Don't forget to love yourself.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
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.
How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
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.
If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe.
It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
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May 5, 1813
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