Soren Kierkegaard

1813 - 1855

A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on despair, good, listening, and weakness

To despair over one's sins indicates that sin has become or wants to be internally consistent. It wants nothing to do with the good, does not want to be so weak as to listen occasionally to other talk. No, it insists on listening only to itself, on having dealings only with itself; it closes itself up within itself, indeed, locks itself inside one more inclosure, and protects itself against every attack or pursuit by the good by despairing over sin.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: THE SICKNESS UNTO DEATH 1849

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on anxiety and freedom

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on relationships

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

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on individuality

Had I to carve an inscription on my tombstone I would ask for none other than "The Individual."

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on freedom, men, speech, and thought

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.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on desires and genius

Genius never desires what does not exist.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on genius and people

Geniuses are like thunderstorms. They go against the wind, terrify people, cleanse the air.

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on eternity and god

God does not think; he creates. He does not exist; he is eternal.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on endurance, friendship, impatience, and jobs

Job endured everything - until his friends came to comfort him, then he grew impatient.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on depression, faith, love, and wonder

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 (1813 - 1855)

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