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All Quotes by author - Soren Kierkegaard
" A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him. "
" Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. "
" At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference. "
" Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences. "
" Be that self which one truly is. "
" Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself. "
" Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals. But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness for the scenes of their childhood. "
" Don't forget to love yourself. "
" During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. "
" Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are. "
" Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further. "
" Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good. "
" God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners. "
" 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. "
Freedom Of Speech
" 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. "
" I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved. "
" If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe. "
" 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. "
" It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite. "
" It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey. "
" It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important. "
" It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting. "
" Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God. "
" Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. "
" Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living. "
" Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. "
" Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment. "
" Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself. "
" Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all. "
" Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable. "
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