The best Quotes by Søren Kierkegaard

The best Quotes by Søren Kierkegaard

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) was a Danish theologian, philosopher, poet, social critic, and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
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.

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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
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Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder.
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Well you can't never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him!
Dory in Finding Nemo
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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Simba: "Ouh. Jeez, what was that for?"
Rafiki: "It doesn't matter, it's in the past."
Simba: "Yeah, but it still hurts."
Rafiki: "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it."
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Oh yes. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.
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I'm strong, because I've been weak.
I'm fearless, because I've been afraid.
I am wise, because I've been foolish.
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Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
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Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
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The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
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True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one wo is smiling and everyone else is crying.
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For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.
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The one who lives in the memories of his loved ones can't be dead; dead is only who's forgotten.
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By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
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From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
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To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
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For when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.
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Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
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To write a loveletter, you have to start without knowing what you're gonna write and end without knowing what you wrote.
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Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
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Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
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By playing for one hour, you can get to know someone better, than by talking for a year.
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Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
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I fear nothing - nothing - but the boundaries of your love.
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Big results require big ambitions.
The sun is new each day.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
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It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
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Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.
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While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Only love and death change all things.
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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
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Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
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Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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