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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #kierkegaard

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

Søren Kierkegaard

#exultant #kierkegaard #love #triumphant #equality

...they had succumbed to an impersonal and anonymous mode of consciousness which precluded personal feeling and which was devoid of a secure sense of self-identity. Everything tended to be seen in 'abstract' terms, as theoretical possibilities which could be contemplated and compared but to the concrete realization of which people were unwilling to commit themselves. If they attended to their own attitudes or emotions it was through a thick haze of pseudo-scientific expressions or cliche-ridden phrases which they had picked up from books or newspapers rather than in the direct light of their own inner experience. Living had become a matter of knowing rather than doing; accumulating information and learning things by rote as opposed to taking decisions that bore the stamp of individual passion or conviction.

Patrick Gardiner


A Christian is supposed to be in the world, and yet not of the world--a Both/And as perplexing and demanding as the Either/Or that precedes the life of faith. I'm at once a pure, beautiful, genderless soul, but at the same time a gendered body full of flaws, sins, and wanting. This contradiction, the Both/And, is the Cross.

Therese Doucet

#existentialism #faith #kierkegaard #philosophy #philosophy-of-religion

A 'no' does not hide anything, but a 'yes' very easily becomes a deception.

Søren Kierkegaard

#life #promises #life

What is existence for but to be laughed at if men in their twenties have already attained the utmost?

Søren Kierkegaard

#philosophy #life

People try to persuade us that the objections against Christianity spring from doubt. That is a complete misunderstanding. The objections against Christianity spring from insubordination, the dislike of obedience, rebellion against all authority. As a result, people have hitherto been beating the air in their struggle against objections, because they have fought intellectually with doubt instead of fighting morally with rebellion.

Søren Kierkegaard

#belief #god #kierkegaard #rebellion

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