November 27

“The minds of men so often yearn for might and power, and their thoughts are constantly being drawn to such things, as if by their attainment all mysteries would be resolved. Hence they do not even dream that there is sorrow in heaven as well as joy, the deep grief of having to deny the learner what he yearns for with all his heart, of having to deny him precisely because he is the beloved.”
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~Source: Philosophical Fragments, Or A Fragment Of Philosophy (1844)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes Climacus of men so often yearn for might and power, and their thoughts are constantly being drawn to such things, as if by their attainment all mysteries would be resolved. Hence they do not even dream that there is sorrow in heaven as well as joy, the deep grief of having to deny the learner what he yearns for with all his heart, of having to deny him precisely because he is the beloved.”
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~Source: Philosophical Fragments, Or A Fragment Of Philosophy (1844)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes Climacus

August 4

“When the disciple is in a state of Error (and otherwise we return to Socrates) but is none the less a human being, and now receives the condition and the Truth, he does not become a human being for the first time, since he was a man already. But he becomes another man; not in the frivolous sense of becoming another individual of the same quality as before, but in the sense of becoming a man of a different quality, or as we may call him: a new creature.”
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~Source: Philosophical Fragments, Or A Fragment Of Philosophy (1844)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes Climacus

January 25

“Insofar as the learner exists he is already created, and hence God must have endowed him with the condition for understanding the Truth. For otherwise his earlier existence must have been merely brutish, and the Teacher who gave him the Truth and with it the condition was the original creator of his human nature.”
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~Source: Philosophical Fragments, Or A Fragment Of Philosophy (1844)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes Climacus

November 27

“The minds of men so often yearn for might and power, and their thoughts are constantly being drawn to such things, as if by their attainment all mysteries would be resolved. Hence they do not even dream that there is sorrow in heaven as well as joy, the deep grief of having to deny the learner what he yearns for with all his heart, of having to deny him precisely because he is the beloved.”
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~Source: Philosophical Fragments, Or A Fragment Of Philosophy (1844)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes Climacus

August 4

When the disciple is in a state of Error (and otherwise we return to Socrates) but is none the less a human being, and now receives the condition and the Truth, he does not become a human being for the first time, since he was a man already. But he becomes another man; not in the frivolous sense of becoming another individual of the same quality as before, but in the sense of becoming a man of a different quality, or as we may call him: a new creature.”
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~Source: Philosophical Fragments, Or A Fragment Of Philosophy (1844)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes Climacus

November 27

“The minds of men so often yearn for might and power, and their thoughts are constantly being drawn to such things, as if by their attainment all mysteries would be resolved. Hence they do not even dream that there is sorrow in heaven as well as joy, the deep grief of having to deny the learner what he yearns for with all his heart, of having to deny him precisely because he is the beloved.”
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~Source: Philosophical Fragments, Or A Fragment Of Philosophy (1844)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes Climacus

September 11

“If I imagine myself meeting Socrates or Prodicus or the servant-girl in another life, then again neither of them could be more to me than an occasion, which Socrates fearlessly expressed by saying that even in the lower world he proposed merely to ask questions; for the underlying principle of all questioning is that the one who is asked must have the Truth within himself, and be able to acquire it by himself.”
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~Source: Philosophical Fragments, Or A Fragment Of Philosophy (1844)
Author: Soren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes Climacus

November 27

“The minds of men so often yearn for might and power, and their thoughts are constantly being drawn to such things, as if by their attainment all mysteries would be resolved. Hence they do not even dream that there is sorrow in heaven as well as joy, the deep grief of having to deny the learner what he yearns for with all his heart, of having to deny him precisely because he is the beloved.”
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~Source: Philosophical Fragments, Or A Fragment Of Philosophy (1844)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes Climacus