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Soren Kierkegaard
Soren Kierkegaard

The father of existentialism, Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher. Born in 1981 in Copenhagen, Kierkegaard advanced the idea of Christian existentialism, where god can only be known by a leap of faith into the irrational and eternal. In "On Concept of Irony," he put forth his theory that subjectivity is truth and that everyone can choose his own truth on the basis of faith alone. K…

Date of Birth: May 05, 1813
Date of Death: November 11, 1855


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"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
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"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it." Soren Kierkegaard
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"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Soren Kierkegaard
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"It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important." Soren Kierkegaard
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"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself." Soren Kierkegaard
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"People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something." Soren Kierkegaard
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"Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion -- and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority." Soren Kierkegaard
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"Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom." Soren Kierkegaard
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"At one time my only wish was to be a police official. It seemed to me to be an occupation for my sleepless intriguing mind. I had the idea that there, among criminals, were people to fight: clever, vigorous, crafty fellows. Later I realized that it was good that I did not become one, for most police cases involve misery and wretchedness -- not crimes and scandals." Soren Kierkegaard
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"People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me." Soren Kierkegaard
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"Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour when every one has to throw off his mask? Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked? Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it? I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;... In every man there is something which to a certain degree prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself; and this may be the case in so high a degree, he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself. But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love, and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all." Soren Kierkegaard
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"Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low, could still be saved; the bitterest enemy and also he who was your friend could again be your friend; love that has grown cold can kindle" Soren Kierkegaard
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"The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins" Soren Kierkegaard
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"Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer." Soren Kierkegaard
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"A great man is one that can develop convictions in solitude and carry them out in a crowd." Soren Kierkegaard
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"Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth." Soren Kierkegaard
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"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
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"Pleasure disappoints, possibility never" Soren Kierkegaard
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"Repetition is the reality and the seriousness of life." Soren Kierkegaard
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"Dread is a sympathetic antipathy and an antipathetic sympathy." Soren Kierkegaard
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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." Soren Kierkegaard
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