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Soren Kierkegaard

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Biography : Danish philosopher.
Born: 1813 - Died: 1855
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: Denmark
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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."
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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use."
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Man, too, has wings, he has imagination."
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It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards."
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Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom."
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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."
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There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death."
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Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own."
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The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo."
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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."
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Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts."
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Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals. But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness for the scenes of their childhood."
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Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself."
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Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable."
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Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer."
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Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor."
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Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays."
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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."
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Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God."
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Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good."
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