Soren Kierkegaard

1813 - 1855

A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on pleasure, possibility, and wine

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, who so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on paradox

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Take away paradox from the thinker and you have the professor.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on certainty, god, love, and mistakes

This is all that I've known for certain, that God is love. Even if I have been mistaken on this or that point: God is nevertheless love.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on cleverness, philosophy, stupidity, understanding, and unity

I am so stupid that I cannot understand philosophy; the antithesis of this is that philosophy is so clever that it cannot comprehend my stupidity. These antitheses are mediated in a higher unity; in our common stupidity.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on death, life, suicide, and thought

Nowadays not even a suicide kills himself in desperation. Before taking the step he deliberates so long and so carefully that he literally chokes with thought. It is even questionable whether he ought to be called a suicide, since it is really thought which takes his life. He does not die with deliberation but from deliberation.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on home, life, love, meetings, and time

No time of life is so beautiful as the early days of love, when with every meeting, every glance, one fetches something new home to rejoice over.

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on christianity, existence, facts, faith, god, paradox, relationships, and truth

The paradox in Christian truth is invariably due to the fact that it is the truth that exists for God. The standard of measure and the end is superhuman; and there is only one relationship possible: faith.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on genius

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Genius, like a thunderstorm, comes up against the wind.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on accidents, conformity, generations, genius, life, majorities, men, mind, personality, personality, thought, work, and world

The case with most men is that they go out into life with one or another accidental characteristic of personality of which they say: Well, this is the way I am. I cannot do otherwise. Then the world gets to work on them and thus the majority of men are ground into conformity. In each generation a small part cling to their "I cannot do otherwise" and lose their minds. Finally there are a very few in each generation who in spite of all life's terrors cling with more and more inwardness to this "I cannot do otherwise". They are the geniuses. Their "I cannot do otherwise" is an infinite thought, for if one were to cling firmly to a finite thought, he would lose his mind.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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