15 Deep Philosophy Quotes From “Soren Kierkegaard"

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1. "The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."

- Soren Kierkegaard
2. "There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true."

- Soren Kierkegaard
3. "People settle for a level of despair they can tolerate and call it happiness."

- Soren Kierkegaard
4. "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."

- Soren Kierkegaard
5. "It is better to try something and fail than to try nothing and succeed.

The result may be the same, but you won't be. We always grow more through defeats than victories."

- Soren Kierkegaard
6. "I found I had less and less to say, until finally, I became silent, and began to listen. I discovered in the silence, the voice of God"

- Soren Kierkegaard
7. "People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use."

- Soren Kierkegaard
8. “You become what you understand.”

- Soren Kierkegaard
9. “Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.”

- Soren Kierkegaard
10. “My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.”

- Soren Kierkegaard
11. "A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking.

But he became more and more quiet until in the end, he realized prayer is listening."

- Soren Kierkegaard
12. "The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you'll never have."

- Soren Kierkegaard
13. "The most common form of despair is not being who you are."

- Soren Kierkegaard
14. "For without risk there is no faith, and the greater the risk, the greater the faith."

- Soren Kierkegaard
15. "Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all."

- Soren Kierkegaard
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