Soren Kierkegaard Quotes

Soren Kierkegaard Quotes: ...the greatest thing each person can do is to give himself to God utterly and unconditionally - weaknesses, fears, and all. For God loves obedience more than good intentions or second-best offerings, which are all too often made under the guise of weakness.
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Soren Kierkegaard Quote: To Dare is to risk losing your foothold for a moment, Not to Dare is to risk losing yourself.
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Quotes about Soren Kierkegaard: Christians remind me of schoolboys who want to look up the answers to their math problems in the back of the book rather than work them through.
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Quote about Soren Kierkegaard: What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
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Soren Kierkegaard Sayings: Worship isn't God's show. God is the audience. God's watching. The congregation, they are the actors in this drama. Worship is their show. And the minister is just reminding the people of their forgotten lines.
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Soren Kierkegaard Saying: The truly simple way of presenting Christianity is to do it.
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Sayings about Soren Kierkegaard: And then the spirit brings hope, hope in the strictest Christian sense, hope which is hoping against hope. For an immediate hope exists in every person; it may be more powerfully alive in one person than in another; but in death every hope of this kind dies and turns into hopelessness. Into this night of hopelessness (it is death that we are describing) comes the life-giving spirit and brings hope, the hope of eternity. It is against hope, for there was no longer any hope for that merely natural hope; this hope is therefore a hope contrary to hope.
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Saying about Soren Kierkegaard: Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.
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Soren Kierkegaard Quotes: Out of love, God becomes man. He says:
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Soren Kierkegaard Quote: Pain reconciles one to existence. Infinite resignation is that shirt in the old fable. The thread is spun with tears, bleached by tears, the shirt sewn in tears, but then it also gives better protection than iron. The secret in life is that everyone must sew it for himself.
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Quotes about Soren Kierkegaard: Human justice is very prolix, and yet at times quite mediocre; divine justice is more concise and needs no information from the prosecution, no legal papers, no interrogation of witnesses, but makes the guilty one his own informer and helps him with eternity's memory.
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Quote about Soren Kierkegaard: In the end, therefore, money will be the one thing people will desire, which is moreover only representative, an abstraction. Nowadays a young man hardly envies anyone his gifts, his art, the love of a beautiful girl, or his fame; he only envies him his money. Give me money, he will say, and I am saved...He would die with nothing to reproach himself with, and under the impression that if only he had had the money he might really have lived and might even have achieved something great.
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Soren Kierkegaard Sayings: God is present in the moment of choice, not in order to watch but in order to be chosen. Therefore, each person must choose. Terrible is the battle, in a person's innermost being, between God and the world. The crowning risk involved lies in the possession of choice.
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Soren Kierkegaard Saying: You wanted God's ideas about what was best for you to coincide with your ideas, but you also wanted him to be the almighty Creator of heaven and earth so that he could properly fulfill yourwish. And yet, if he were to share your ideas, he would cease to be the almighty Father.
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Sayings about Soren Kierkegaard: The best news the World has ever heard came from a graveyard - Christ is risen!
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Saying about Soren Kierkegaard: No time of life is so beautiful as the early days of love, when with every meeting, every glance, one fetches something new home to rejoice over.
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Soren Kierkegaard Quotes: One is not unpopular because he uses peculiar expressions; that just so happens; such terms become a fad, and by and by everybody, down to the last simpleton, uses them. But a person who follows through an idea in his mind is, and always will be, essentially unpopular. That is why Socrates was unpopular, though he did not use any special terms, for to grasp and hold his 'ignorance' requires greater vital effort than understanding the whole of Hegel's philosophy.
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Soren Kierkegaard Quote: Worldly wisdom thinks that love is a relationship between man and man. Christianity teaches that love is a relationship between man-God-man, that is, that God is the middle term.
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