Søren Kierkegaard Quotes (192 quotes)
“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.”
Variant translation: "It is the same with a man who as physical being is always turned outward, thinking that his happiness lies outside himself." - Søren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers, Volume 2 (Indiana University Press, 1978), p. 118
The Essential Kierkegaard (2000 edition), Princeton University Press - ISBN: 9780691019406
“Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals. But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness for the scenes of their childhood.”
The concept of irony: with constant reference to Socrates (Harper & Row, 1966), translated by Lee M. Capel, p. 47
Variant translation: "Above all, do not forget your duty to love yourself." - Letter to his cousin Hans Peter Kierkegaard, 1848
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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.