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  • The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)

  • Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)

  • 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.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)

  • Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)

  • Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)


  • Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)

  • 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.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)

  • 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.
    (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.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)

  • Don't forget to love yourself.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)

  • To the frivolous, Christianity is certainly not glad tidings, for it wishes first of all to make them serious
    (Soren Kierkegaard)

  • Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)

  • Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)

  • 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.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)

  • The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)


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