Soren Kierkegaard Quotes

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

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Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

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Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.

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Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.

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Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.

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Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own.

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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

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Spiritual superiority only sees the individual. But alas, ordinarily we human beings are sensual and, therefore, as soon as it is a gathering, the impression changes -- we see something abstract, the crowd, and we become different. But in the eyes of God, the infinite spirit, all the millions that have lived and now live do not make a crowd, He only sees each individual.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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There is peace and rest and comfort in sorrow

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Irony is a disciplinarian feared only by those who do not know it, but cherished by those who do

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The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins

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Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

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