“Everyone takes his revenge on the world. My revenge consists in bearing my distress and anguish enclosed deeply within me while my laughter entertains everyone. If I see someone suffer I give him my sympathy, console him as best I can, and listen to him calmly when he assures me that I am fortunate. If I can only keep this up until the day I die I shall have had my revenge.”
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~Source: The Journals (1837)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

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January 27

“People reproach others for fearing God too much. Quite rightly, for in order really to love God it is necessary to have feared God; the bourgeois’ love of God begins when vegetable life is most active, when the hands are comfortably folded on the stomach, and the head sinks back into the cushions of the chair, while the eyes, drunk with sleep, gaze heavily for a moment toward the ceiling.”
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~Source: The Journals (1837)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

NOVEMBER 13

“Everyone takes his revenge on the world. My revenge consists in bearing my distress and anguish enclosed deeply within me while my laughter entertains everyone. If I see someone suffer I give him my sympathy, console him as best I can, and listen to him calmly when he assures me that I am fortunate. If I can only keep this up until the day I die I shall have had my revenge.”
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~Source: The Journals (1837)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

August 31

“It is so impossible for the world to exist without God that if God could forget it it would instantly cease to be.”
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~Source: The Journals (1837)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

January 27

“People reproach others for fearing God too much. Quite rightly, for in order really to love God it is necessary to have feared God; the bourgeois’ love of God begins when vegetable life is most active, when the hands are comfortably folded on the stomach, and the head sinks back into the cushions of the chair, while the eyes, drunk with sleep, gaze heavily for a moment toward the ceiling.”
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~Source: The Journals (1837)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

December 3

“Many arrive at a life’s result like schoolboys; they cheat their teacher by cribbing from the key in the math book, without having done the sum themselves.”
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~Source: The Journals (1837)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

November 13

“Everyone takes his revenge on the world. My revenge consists in bearing my distress and anguish enclosed deeply within me while my laughter entertains everyone. If I see someone suffer I give him my sympathy, console him as best I can, and listen to him calmly when he assures me that I am fortunate. If I can only keep this up until the day I die I shall have had my revenge.”
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~Source: The Journals (1837)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

October 22

“Every step it takes, philosophy casts a slough and into it creep the more foolish adherents.”
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~Source: The Journals (1837)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

January 27

“People reproach others for fearing God too much. Quite rightly, for in order really to love God it is necessary to have feared God; the bourgeois’ love of God begins when vegetable life is most active, when the hands are comfortably folded on the stomach, and the head sinks back into the cushions of the chair, while the eyes, drunk with sleep, gaze heavily for a moment toward the ceiling.”
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~Source: The Journals (1837)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

November 13

“Everyone takes his revenge on the world. My revenge consists in bearing my distress and anguish enclosed deeply within me while my laughter entertains everyone. If I see someone suffer I give him my sympathy, console him as best I can, and listen to him calmly when he assures me that I am fortunate. If I can only keep this up until the day I die I shall have had my revenge.”
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~Source: The Journals (1837)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

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