Soren Kierkegaard

1813 - 1855

A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on experience, life, problems, and reality

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on existence, knowledge, and relationships

All essential knowledge relates to existence, or only such knowledge as has an essential relationship to existence is essential knowledge.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on awareness and christianity

Christendom has done away with Christianity without being quite aware of it.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on life and understanding

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on justice, life, paradox, and soul

The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are . . . grandiose thoughts in embryo.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on anguish, heart, music, poets, and unhappiness

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: EITHER/OR VOL. 1 1843

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on christianity and idealism

The only analogy I have before me is Socrates. My task is a Socratic task, to revise the definition of what it is to be a Christian. For my part I do not call myself a "Christian" (thus keeping the ideal free), but I am able to make it evident that the others are still less than I.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: Kierkegaard in Attack Upon "Christendom" (1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

Be that self which one truly is.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on passion, pleasure, possibility, potential, power, wealth, and wishes

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 (1813 - 1855)

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