Soren Kierkegaard

Copenhagen
Soren Kierkegaard
Copenhagen

Quotes

11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Jurists say that a capital crime submerges all lesser crimes; and so it is with faith. Its absurdity makes all petty difficulties vanish.
11 November 2014
The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo, the more he can remember the more divine his life becomes.
11 November 2014
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.

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