Søren Kierkegaard Quotes (192 quotes)
“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)
Journals IV A 164 (1843)
“People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.”
Journal, February 1836
As quoted in Journal of Marriage and Family Counseling, Vol. 2 (1976) by American Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, p. 33
The Essential Kierkegaard (2000 edition), Princeton University Press - ISBN: 9780691019406
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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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