Soren Kierkegaard

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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 nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.

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Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.

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Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.

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Once you label me you negate me.

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Soren Kierkegaard — quotes and aphorisms

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.

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To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.

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The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.

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

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

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