Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Friday, June 22, 2012

Soren Kierkegaard


"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
"Most people are subjective toward themselves and objective toward all others, frightfully objective sometimes--but the task is precisely to be objective toward oneself and subjective toward all others."
Works of Love
"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use."
"The man who can really stand alone in the world, only taking counsel from his conscience--that man is a hero."
The Journals, 1850
"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."
"Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living."
"I have no single connection with a single other person: I am the most solitary of persons, the (understood in a worldly sense) most powerless."
The Journals, 1850
"Prayer does not change God, but changes him who prays."
"This is all that I've known for certain, that God is love. Even if I have been mistaken on this or that point: God is nevertheless love."
The Journals, 1850
Featured Books
The following books and tapes are available through
  • Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard Paperback
  • Papers and Journals : A Selection by Soren Kierkegaard Paperback - Many great quotes came from his journals. This book provides a selection of some of his more interesting journal entries.
  • Concept of Irony by Soren Kierkegaard Paperback
  • Short Life of Kierkegaard Paperback by J.A. Lowrie, Walter Lowrie - A biography of Soren Kierkegaard. The original publication date of this book was 1942, and they are still printing it today.
For more information about Soren Kierkegaard, try these links:
  • The Kierkegaarden - A site which includes a collection of quotations, links to other sites and a detailed biography.
  • D. Anthony Storm's Site on Kierkegaard - Another site dedicated to Kierkegaard. Check out the Gallery (includes portraits of him, his family, his tomb, etc.). It takes a little while to download, but is very professionally displayed.
  • Kierkegaard - A simple site which includes background information on Existentialism.

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