May 02

“The highest form of the comic arises precisely when the individual comes directly under the infinite abstraction of ‘pure humanity,’ without any of those intermediary qualifications which temper the humor of man’s position and strengthen its pathos, without any of the concrete particulars of organization which the leveling process destroys. But that again is only another expression of the fact that man’s only salvation lies in the reality of religion for each individual.”

~Source: The Present Age: A Literary Review (1846)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard