Soren Kierkegaard Sayings and Quotes

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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.      

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The proud person always wants to do the right thing, the great thing. But because he wants to do it in his own strength, he is fighting not with man, but with God.     

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Hope is passion for what is possible     

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My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known -- no wonder, then, that I return the love.     

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To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity.     

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Take it and return it: the kiss of love.     

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Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all.     

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Be that self which one truly is.     

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Don't forget to love yourself.     

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

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Boredom is the root of all evil--the despairing refusal to be oneself.     

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Boredom rests upon the nothingness that winds its way through existence; its giddiness, like that which comes from gazing down into an infinite abyss, is infinite.     

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Only one deception is possible in the infinite sense, self-deception.     

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During the first period of a man's life, the danger is not to take the risk.     

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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.     

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People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.     

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Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.     

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Irony is a disciplinarian feared only by those who do not know it, but cherished by those who do     

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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.      

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To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity.     

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There is peace and rest and comfort in sorrow     

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People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have, for example, freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.     

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

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Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.     

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Who is also aware of the tremendous risk involved in faith – when he nevertheless makes the leap of faith – this is subjectivity, at its height.     

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

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

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

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Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death.     

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Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own.     

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