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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

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.




Translation

Translation

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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.

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.




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Quotes for: life


Quotes

Quotes about life:


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





There is more to life than increasing its speed.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.











Quotes for: philosophy


Quotes

Quotes about philosophy:


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.





There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.






Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.





To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.





To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.





Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.











Quotes for: to understand


Quotes

Quotes for: to understand


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.





Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.





The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.





The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.





Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.











Quotes

Quotes for: Forgetting


Don't forget to love yourself.





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





Culture is what remains when one has forgotten everything we had learned.





Happy is he who can forget what cannot be anymore changed.





Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.





Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.











Quotes

Soren Kierkegaard also said...


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





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





Don't forget to love yourself.





Man, too, has wings, he has imagination.





Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.





The infinite and the eternal are the only certainty.












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