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Soren Kierkegaard quotes

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Don't forget to love yourself.

Once you label me you negate me.