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Søren Kierkegaard, fully Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

(1813 - )

    Biography:

    Danish Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, Social Critic and Religious Author interested in Human Psychology

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    A crowd... in its very concept is the untruth, by reason of the fact that it renders the individual completely impenitent and irresponsible, or at least weakens his sense of responsibility by reducing it to a fraction.
    A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad. . . . Freedom is nothing else but a chance to bet better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worse.
    A great man is one that can develop convictions in solitude and carry them out in a crowd.
    A man could not have anything upon his conscience if God did not exist, for the relationship between the individual and God, the God-relationship, is the conscience, and that is why it is so terrible to have even the least thing upon one’s conscience, because one is immediately conscious of the infinite weight of God.
    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.
    A man’s life begins with the illusion that a long, long time and w hole world lie before him, and he begins with the foolish conceit that he has plenty of time for all his many claims.
    A poet is an unhappy being whose heart it torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: Sing for us soon again; that is as much as to say. May new sufferings torment your soul.
    A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown.
    Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.
    Admiration is a happy abandon of oneself, the desire of a claim me unhappy
    First Name: 
    Søren
    Last Name: 
    Kierkegaard, fully Søren Aabye Kierkegaard
    Birth Date: 
    1813
    Death Date: 
    1855
    Bio: 
    Danish Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, Social Critic and Religious Author interested in Human Psychology