Find important quotes and citations by the author Søren Aabye Kierkegaard.
Quote 2697Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid
Quote 2696Don't forget to love yourself.
Quote 2695Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer
Quote 2694To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself
Quote 2693Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are
Quote 2692It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Quote 2691The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays
Quote 2690Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself
Quote 2689During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk
Quote 2688A 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
Quote 2687Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Quote 2686There is peace and rest and comfort in sorrow
Quote 2685Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness
Quote 2684Only when it is a duty to love, only then is love eternally and happily secured against despair
Quote 2683Repetition is the reality and the seriousness of life
Quote 2682Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, alltogether incalculable
Quote 2681Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth
Quote 2680People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something
Quote 2679Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic, if it is pulled out I shall die
Quote 2678Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances
Quote 2677Philosophy is life's dry-nurse, who can take care of us -- but not suckle us
Quote 2676Irony is a disciplinarian feared only by those who do not know it, but cherished by those who do
Quote 2675There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming
Quote 2674It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey
Quote 2673A great man is one that can develop convictions in solitude and carry them out in a crowd.