Søren Kierkegaard Quote
Journals IV A 164 (1843)
“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Variant translation: "How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech." - Either/Or (1843)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSøren Kierkegaard
Born: May 5, 1813
Died: November 11, 1855 (age 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.