Soren Kierkegaard Quotes

57 Soren Kierkegaard Quotes Worth Listening Before Regret Getting Old Age

Soren Kierkegaard Quotes are worth listening? Soren Kierkegaard is a Danish theologian, philosopher, poet, social critic, author, and religious thinker. In contemporary times, he is often recognized as the first Danish philosopher of existentialism.

Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of the meaning and significance of life consciously lived in the face of uncertainty. He also points out the importance of personal choice and commitment.

They are a vote for the unity of the race, an ardent wish for the freedom of the individual, an earnest hope for impartial social justice.

What is Kierkegaard most famous for?

In addition to being credited as the father of existentialism, Kierkegaard is also known for being the country inventor or builder of conceptual and linguistic frameworks that are used to explain human attitudes, emotions, motives, and desires, colloquially known as “psychological categories.” This includes the concepts of anxiety, despair, melancholy, repetition and inwardness.

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Soren Kierkegaard’s Quotes

“Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.”

“Don’t forget to love yourself.”

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”

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

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”

“It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.”

“People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.”

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

“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”

“What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that he sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.”

“The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you’ll never have.”

“What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears?”

“Knowledge is a wealth that cannot be stolen.”

“Once you label me you negate me.”

“The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly, any other loss an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc is sure to be noticed.”

“To dare to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.”

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

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

“Many of us pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that we hurry past it.”

“It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.”

“Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die.”

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“Boredom is the root of all evil, the despairing refusal to be oneself.”

“It is impossible to exist without passion.”

“The self-assured believer is a greater sinner in the eyes of god than the troubled disbeliever.”

“Leap of faith yes, but only after reflection.”

“Why bother remembering a past that cannot be made into a present?”

“On the secretly blushing cheek it’s reflected the glow of the heart.”

“Happiness is the greatest hiding place for despair.”

“It is very important in life to know when your cue comes.”

“My sorrow is my castle.”

“Take away the paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.”

“A ‘no’ does not hide anything, but a ‘yes’ very easily becomes a deception.”

“Once you are born in this world you’re old enough to die.”

“Hope is a passion for the possible.”

“Cultivate the will this is the armor that preserves the mind.”

“Therefore do not deceive yourself! of all deceivers, fear most yourself!”

“If you want to be loathsome to god, just run with the herd.”

“My standpoint is armed neutrality.”

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“The only intelligent tactical response to life’s horror is to laugh defiantly at it.”

“To be lost in spiritlessness is the most terrible thing of all.”

“What is youth? A dream. What is love? the dream’s content.”

“Don’t forget to love yourself.”

“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.”

“Whoever has learned to be anxious in the right way has learned the ultimate.”

“It is better to get lost in the passion than to lose the passion.”

“I would rather be a swineherd, understood by the swine than a poet misunderstood by men.”

“Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.”

“Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.”

“People settle for a level of despair they can tolerate and call it happiness.”

“Sleeping is the height of genius.”

“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.”

 “For it is not what happens to me that makes me great, but it is what I do.”

“Faith is the highest passion in a man.”

“Be that self that one is.”

“Faith begins precisely where thinking leaves off.”

“I opened my eyes and saw the real world, and i began to laugh and I haven’t stopped since.”

“What distinguishes all love from lust is the fact that it bears an impression of eternity.”

“The best response to criticism is to smile and forget.”

“The highest, after all, is not to comprehend the highest, but to do it.”

“If you don’t have many friends, that means you have a lot of life experience.”

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