Søren Kierkegaard Quotes (192 quotes)
Parables of Kierkegaard, edited by Thomas C. Oden, Princeton University Press, 1989, p. 45 - ISBN: 9780691020532
“There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.”
Kierkegaard's Writings, III, Part I: Either/Or (2013 edition), Princeton University Press - ISBN: 9781400846931
“There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.”
Soren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers, Volume 1 (Indiana University Press, 1967), p. 440, "1007: Ironically Enough!", 1854-55
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSøren Kierkegaard
Born: May 5, 1813
Died: November 11, 1855 (aged 42)
Bio: Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology and philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables. He is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
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