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Soren Kierkegaard

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Biography - Soren Kierkegaard:

Danish philosopher.
Born: 1813 - Died: 1855
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: Denmark
Denmark

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




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Les gens exigent la liberté d'expression pour compenser la liberté de pensée qu'ils préfèrent éviter.

German
Menschen fordern die Redefreiheit als Ausgleich für die Freiheit des Denkens, die sie selten nutzen.




See also 

See also...



Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.

There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking.




Quotes

Quotes about freedom of expression:


I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.





If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.





Article XI – The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, except to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law.





If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.





Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.





In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society.











Quotes for: thought


Quotes

Quotes about thought:


Great thoughts come from the heart.





The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.





Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.





Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.





Eloquence is a painting of thought.











Quotes for: freedom


Quotes

Quotes about freedom:


Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."





There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.





This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.





Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.





Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.











Quotes

Soren Kierkegaard also said...


Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.





Man, too, has wings, he has imagination.





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.





Don't forget to love yourself.





Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.





The infinite and the eternal are the only certainty.












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