Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Be that self which one truly is.
Boredom is the root of all evil – the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Deep within every human being there still lives the anxiety over the possibility of being alone in the world.
During the first period of a man’s life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Happiness is the greatest hiding place for despair.
If anyone on the verge of action should judge himself according to the outcome, he would never begin.
In my great melancholy, I loved life, for I love my melancholy.
Irony is a qualification of subjectivity.
It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
It is impossible to exist without passion.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are.
Leap of faith – yes, but only after reflection.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.
Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all.
Many of us pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that we hurry past it.
My focus should be on what I do in life, not knowing everything, excluding knowledge on what you do. The is key to find a purpose.
Now, with God’s help, I shall become myself.
Once you label me you negate me.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
The most common form of despair is not being who you are.
The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you’ll never have.
The task must be made difficult, for only the difficult inspires the noble-hearted.
The truth is a trap: you cannot get it without it getting you; you cannot get the truth by capturing it, only by its capturing you.
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
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.
Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.
/ Søren Kierkegaard