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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
Source: Journals

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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.
Soren Kierkegaard - Journals




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Ce que dit la philosophie est fort vrai. La vie se comprend en regardant vers l'arrière, mais il ne faut pas oublier qu'elle doit être vécue en regardant vers l'avant.”
Soren Kierkegaard - Journal

German
Es ist ganz wahr, was die Philosophie sagt, daß das Leben rückwärts verstanden werden muß. Aber darüber vergißt man den andern Satz, daß vorwärts gelebt werden muß.”
Soren Kierkegaard - Die Tagebücher.




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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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Don't forget to love yourself.”
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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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