125 Soren Kierkegaard Quotes On Love, Life, Faith, Philosophy

Soren Kierkegaard quotes on love, life, faith, philosophy, happiness, spiritual and anxiety.
Soren Kierkegaard Quotes On Love, Life, Faith, Philosophy

Soren Kierkegaard Quotes On Love, Life, Faith, Philosophy


Søren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, social critic, theologian, poet, and religious author. His full name Søren Aabye Kierkegaard and he wrote ticklish texts on organized religion, Christendom, psychology, ethics, and the way of thinking of religion, exhibiting a fondness for typical, flinty and parables.

Kierkegaard was born on 5 May 1813 to an affluent family in Copenhagen and died on 1 November 1855 Copenhagen, Denmark at aged 42. He was incredibly incredulous of the act of Christianity as a state religion, fundamentally that of the Church of Denmark.

His mental work investigated the feelings and sentiments of people when confronted with life decisions. Kierkegaard is broadly considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.

Check out the following Soren Kierkegaard quotes on love, life, faith, philosophy, happiness, spiritual and anxiety.


Inspirational Quotes About Soren Kierkegaard Philosophy


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

2. There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. - Soren Kierkegaard

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

4. The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. - Søren Kierkegaard


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5. 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. - Soren Kierkegaard

6. Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day, I walk myself into a state of well-being & walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts. - Søren Kierkegaard

7. 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. - Soren Kierkegaard

8. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself. - Søren Kierkegaard

9. What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears? - Søren Kierkegaard


10. The task must be made difficult, for only the difficult inspires the noble-hearted. - Søren Kierkegaard


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11. What is a poet? An unhappy man who hides deep anguish in his heart, but whose lips are so formed that when the sigh and cry pass through them, it sounds like lovely music. -  Søren Kierkegaard

12. If anyone on the verge of action should judge himself according to the outcome, he would never begin. - Søren Kierkegaard

13. Face the facts of being what you are, for that, is what changes what you are. - Søren Kierkegaard

14. There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming. - Søren Kierkegaard


15. How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech. - Søren Kierkegaard

16. Why bother remembering a past that cannot be made into a present? - Søren Kierkegaard


17. 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. - Søren Kierkegaard

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18. Therefore do not deceive yourself. Of all deceivers fear most yourself. - Soren Kierkegaard

19. 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. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard Quotes On Life


20. Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. - Soren Kierkegaard


21. It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards. - Søren Kierkegaard

22. The present state of the world and the whole of life is diseased. If I were a doctor and were asked for my advice, I should reply, 'Create silence'. - Søren Kierkegaard

23. Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. - Søren Kierkegaard


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24. If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. - Søren Kierkegaard

25. But by sitting still, & the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill. Thus if one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right. - Søren Kierkegaard

26. The self-assured believer is a greater sinner in the eyes of God than the troubled disbeliever. - Søren Kierkegaard

27. It is very important in life to know when your cue comes. - Søren Kierkegaard


28. It is perhaps the misfortune of my life that I am interested in far too much but not decisively in any one thing; all my interests are not subordinated in one but stand on an equal footing. - Søren Kierkegaard


29. Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living. - Søren Kierkegaard

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

31. It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard Quotes On Faith


32. The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. - Soren Kierkegaard

33. Leap of faith -- yes, but only after reflection. - Søren Kierkegaard

34. In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant, My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known. - Søren Kierkegaard


35. Faith is namely this paradox that the single individual is higher than the universal. - Søren Kierkegaard

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36. 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. - Søren Kierkegaard

37. It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey. - Søren Kierkegaard

38. A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke. - Søren Kierkegaard

39. Every mental act is composed of doubt and belief, but it is belief that is the positive, it is belief that sustains thought and holds the world together. - Søren Kierkegaard

40. My melancholy is the most faithful sweetheart I have had. - Søren Kierkegaard


41. Faith is the most important factor in religious questions. - Søren Kierkegaard


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42. I have only one confidant, and that is the silence of night. Why is it, my confidant? Because it remains silent. - Søren Kierkegaard

43. And this is one of the most crucial definitions for the whole of Christianity; that the opposite of sin is not virtue but faith. - Søren Kierkegaard


44. Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further. - Søren Kierkegaard

45. For he who loves God without faith reflects on himself, while the person who loves God in faith reflects on God. - Søren Kierkegaard

46. If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard Quotes On Love


47. On the secretly blushing cheek is reflected the glow of the heart. - Søren Kierkegaard

48. My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known -- no wonder, then, that I return the love. - Søren Kierkegaard

49. Don't forget to love yourself. - Søren Kierkegaard
 
50. To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity. - Soren Kierkegaard


51. Love is the expression of the one who loves, not of the one who is loved. - Søren Kierkegaard

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52. Those who think they can love only the people they prefer do not love at all. Love discovers truths about individuals that others cannot see. - Søren Kierkegaard

53. I have only one friend, and that is echo. Why is it, my friend? Because I love my sorrow, and echo does not take it away from me. -
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54.Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him. - Søren Kierkegaard

55. When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world -- no matter how imperfect -- becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for love. - Søren Kierkegaard

56. Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself. - Søren Kierkegaard


57. In my great melancholy, I loved life, for I love my melancholy. - Søren Kierkegaard

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58. One must not think slightingly of the paradoxical for the paradox is the source of the thinker’s passion, and the thinker without a paradox is like a lover without feeling: a paltry mediocrity. - Søren Kierkegaard

59. For love is exultant when it unites equals, but it is triumphant when it makes that which was unequal equal in love. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard Fear and Trembling Quotes


60. Hope is a passion for the possible. - Søren Kierkegaard

61. If anyone on the verge of action should judge himself according to the outcome, he would never begin. - Søren Kierkegaard

62. Everything depends upon how one is placed. - Søren Kierkegaard


63. If he is not supposed to be that, then he is a hypocrite, and the higher he climbs on this path, the more dreadful a hypocrite he is. - Søren Kierkegaard


64. When you were called, did you answer or did you not? Perhaps softly and in a whisper? - Søren Kierkegaard


65. Faith is the highest passion in a man. - Søren Kierkegaard


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66. Fools and young men prate about everything being possible for a man. That, however, is a great error. Spiritually speaking, everything is possible, but in the world of the finite, there is much which is not possible. - Søren Kierkegaard

67. I am convinced that God is love, this thought has for me a primitive lyrical validity. - Søren Kierkegaard

68. Theology sits rouged at the window and courts philosophy's favor, offering to sell her charms to it. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard The Concept Of Anxiety Quotes


69. Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. - Søren Kierkegaard


70. Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor. - Søren Kierkegaard

71. The most common form of despair is not being who you are. - Soren Kierkegaard

72. To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one's self. And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one's self. - Søren Kierkegaard

73. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. - Søren Kierkegaard


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


75. Whoever has learned to be anxious in the right way has learned the ultimate. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard quotes on love, life, faith, philosophy, happiness, spiritual and anxiety.

76. The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you'll never have. - Søren Kierkegaard

77. It's better to get lost in the passion than to lose the passion. - Søren Kierkegaard

78. 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. - Søren Kierkegaard

79. Anxiety can be replaced only by the freedom whose harsh requirements are its cause. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard Short Quotes About Philosophy


80. What labels me, negates me. - Soren Kierkegaard


81. Once you label me you negate me. - Søren Kierkegaard

82. Boredom is the only continuity the ironist has. - Søren Kierkegaard


83. My standpoint is armed neutrality. - Søren Kierkegaard


84. I stick my finger into existence and it smells of nothing. - Søren Kierkegaard


85. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. - Søren Kierkegaard

86. Faith begins precisely where thinking leaves off. - Soren Kierkegaard


87. My sorrow is my castle.Soren Kierkegaard

Soren Kierkegaard quotes on love, life, faith, philosophy, happiness, spiritual and anxiety.

88. Sleeping is the height of genius. - Søren Kierkegaard

89. Nothing is as heady as the wine of possibility. - Søren Kierkegaard


90. It is impossible to exist without passion. -Søren Kierkegaard


91. Once you are born in this world you're old enough to die - Søren Kierkegaard


92. Only the noble of heart are called to difficulty. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard Quotes On Happiness


93. Many of us pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that we hurry past it. - Søren Kierkegaard

94. Happiness is the greatest hiding place for despair. - Søren Kierkegaard


95. 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. - Søren Kierkegaard

96. The only intelligent tactical response to life’s horror is to laugh defiantly at it. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard quotes on love, life, faith, philosophy, happiness, spiritual and anxiety.

97. 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

98. People settle for a level of despair they can tolerate and call it happiness. - Søren Kierkegaard


Positive Soren Kierkegaard Quotes Thought


99. Only the person who is essentially capable of remaining silent is capable of speaking essentially. - Søren Kierkegaard

100. It is in your power to review your life, to look at things you saw before, but from another point of view. - Søren Kierkegaard

101. Seducing a girl is no art, but it needs a stroke of good fortune to find one worth seducing. - Søren Kierkegaard

102. Language has time as its element; all other media have space as their element. - Søren Kierkegaard

103. Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard quotes on love, life, faith, philosophy, happiness, spiritual and anxiety.

104. It is a positive starting point for philosophy when Aristotle says that philosophy begins with wonder, not as in our day with doubt. - Søren Kierkegaard

105. Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer. - Søren Kierkegaard

106. My soul is like the dead sea, over which no bird can fly; when it gets halfway, it sinks down spent to its death and destruction. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard Spiritual Quotes About Religious


107. The self is a relation which relates itself to its own self, or it is that in the relation that the relation relates itself to its own self; the self is not the relation but that the relation relates itself to its own self. - Søren Kierkegaard

108. A poet is not an apostle; he drives out devils only by the power of the devil. - Søren Kierkegaard

109. If you want to be loathsome to God, just run with the herd. - Søren Kierkegaard


110. Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing. - Søren Kierkegaard


111. It is unbelievable what a person of prayer can achieve if he would but close the doors behind him. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard quotes on love, life, faith, philosophy, happiness, spiritual and anxiety.

112. The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly. - Soren Kierkegaard

113. Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. - Søren Kierkegaard

114. Come, sleep and death; you promise nothing, you hold everything - Søren Kierkegaard

115. In relationship to God one can not involve himself to a certain degree. God is precisely the contradiction to all that is 'to a certain degree'. - Søren Kierkegaard

116. Now, with God's help, I shall become myself. - Kierkegaard quotes


117. It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite. -  Søren Kierkegaard


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118. What looks like politics, and imagines itself to be political, will one day unmask itself as a religious movement. - Søren Kierkegaard

119. The difference between an admirer and a follower still remains, no matter where you are. - Søren Kierkegaard

120. Being free requires us to release the brakes that anxiety represents in order to accept and appropriate or proper spiritual fulfillment or perhaps even to recognize. - Søren Kierkegaard

121. To be lost in spiritlessness is the most terrible thing of all. - Søren Kierkegaard


122. It is a question of discovering a truth which is truth for me, of finding the idea for which I am willing to live and die. - Søren Kierkegaard


Soren Kierkegaard quotes on love, life, faith, philosophy, happiness, spiritual and anxiety.

123. To have faith is precisely to lose one's mind so as to win God. - Søren Kierkegaard

124. Silence is the demon's trap, and the more one is silenced, the more terrible the demon; but silence is also the divinity's mutual understanding with the single individual. - Søren Kierkegaard

125. Spiritual superiority only sees the individual. But alas, ordinarily we human beings are sensual and, therefore, as soon as it is a gathering, the impression changes -- we see something abstract, the crowd, and we become different. - Søren Kierkegaard



Kierkegaard's initial work was written under the different pseudonyms present particular viewpoints that connect in complex exchange. He investigated especially complex issues from various perspectives, each under an alternate alias.

Kierkegaard wrote in Danish and the gathering of his work was initially limited to Scandinavia, yet by the turn of the twentieth century, his compositions were converted into French, German, and other significant European dialects. By the mid-twentieth century, his idea applied a generous effect on theory, religious philosophy, and Western culture.


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