July 3

“When one would learn to make the motions of swimming one can let
oneself be hung by a swimming-belt from the ceiling and go through the
motions (describe them, so to speak, as we speak of describing a
circle), but one is not swimming. In that way I can describe the
movements of faith, but when I am thrown into the water, I swim, it is
true (for I don’t belong to the beach waders), but I make other
movements, I make the movements of infinity, whereas faith does the
opposite: after having made the movements to infinity, it makes those
of finiteness.”
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~Source: Fear and Trembling (1843 )
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes De Silentio

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