Posts tagged "kierkegaard"
“philosophy is perfectly right in saying that life must be understood backwards. but then one forgets the other clause— that it must be lived forwards.” soren kierkegaard
“he acted bravely, resolutely, and chivalrously, but any man who does not have courage for that is a milksop who knows neither what love is nor what it is to be a man nor what is worth living for.” - fear and trembling, soren kierkegaard
“it is hard not to find the person to whom one can give oneself, but it is unspeakably hard not to be able to give oneself.” - fear and trembling, soren kierkegaard
“but what every person does not have a right to do is to make others believe that faith is something lowly or that it is an easy matter, whereas it is the greatest and the hardest.” - fear and trembling, soren kierkegaard
“if the one who is to act wants to judge himself by the outcome, then he will never begin. even though the outcome may delight the whole world, it cannot help the hero, for he only came to know the outcome when the whole thing was over, and he did not become a hero by that but by the fact that he began.” - fear and trembling, soren kierkegaard
“a young girl despairs of love, that is, she despairs over the loss of her beloved … this self of hers, which she would have been rid of or would have lost in the most blissful manner had it become ‘his’ beloved, this self becomes a torment to her if it has to be a self without ‘him.’ this self, which would have become her treasure … has become to her a nauseating reminder that she has been deceived. just try it, say to such a girl, ‘you are consuming yourself,’ and you will hear her answer, ‘oh, but the torment is simply that i cannot do that.’” - the sickness unto death, soren kierkegaard