February 17

“You may perhaps beat science into a person, but the ethical has to be beaten out of them, as with the corporal who, on seeing the makings of a soldier in a country lad, could say, ‘I’ll manage to beat a soldier out of him,’ whereas when it comes to imparting the little book on field service (what an army is, what the rounds are, etc.), the corporal will perhaps say, ‘Yes, this must be beaten into him.'”
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~Source: The Journals (1847)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

February 14

“Most of all I like to talk with old women who retail family gossip, after them lunatics — least of all with very sensible people.”
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~Source: The Journals (1836)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

June 17

“You may perhaps beat science into a person, but the ethical has to be beaten out of them, as with the corporal who, on seeing the makings of a soldier in a country lad, could say, ‘I’ll manage to beat a soldier out of him,’ whereas when it comes to imparting the little book on field service (what an army is, what the rounds are, etc.), the corporal will perhaps say, ‘Yes, this must be beaten into him.'”
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~Source: The Journals (1847)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

February 17

“You may perhaps beat science into a person, but the ethical has to be beaten out of them, as with the corporal who, on seeing the makings of a soldier in a country lad, could say, ‘I’ll manage to beat a soldier out of him,’ whereas when it comes to imparting the little book on field service (what an army is, what the rounds are, etc.), the corporal will perhaps say, ‘Yes, this must be beaten into him.'”
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~Source: The Journals (1847)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

January 21

“When a man, particularly in adversity, proves himself to have been beautifully constructed, like some fine old instrument, so that with each new adversity not only are the strings unharmed but a new string added, that is a sign that the grace of God is upon him.”
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~Source: The Journals (1847)
Author: Søren Kierkegaar

November 24

“Most people lead far too sheltered lives, and for that reason they get to know God so little. They have permanent appointments, they never exert themselves to the utmost, they have the solace of wife and children. I shall never talk disparagingly of that happiness, but I believe it my task to do without all this. Why should what we read again and again in the New Testament not be granted to us? But the unfortunate thing is that people have no idea at all of what it means to be a Christian, and that is why I am left without sympathy, that is why I am not understood.”
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~Source: The Journals (1847)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

February 17

“You may perhaps beat science into a person, but the ethical has to be beaten out of them, as with the corporal who, on seeing the makings of a soldier in a country lad, could say, ‘I’ll manage to beat a soldier out of him,’ whereas when it comes to imparting the little book on field service (what an army is, what the rounds are, etc.), the corporal will perhaps say, ‘Yes, this must be beaten into him.'”
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~Source: The Journals (1847)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

November 28

“Most people lead far too sheltered lives, and for that reason they get to know God so little. They have permanent appointments, they never exert themselves to the utmost, they have the solace of wife and children. I shall never talk disparagingly of that happiness, but I believe it my task to do without all this. Why should what we read again and again in the New Testament not be granted to us? But the unfortunate thing is that people have no idea at all of what it means to be a Christian, and that is why I am left without sympathy, that is why I am not understood.”
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~Source: The Journals (1847)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

October 15

“You may perhaps beat science into a person, but the ethical has to be beaten out of them, as with the corporal who, on seeing the makings of a soldier in a country lad, could say, ‘I’ll manage to beat a soldier out of him,’ whereas when it comes to imparting the little book on field service (what an army is, what the rounds are, etc.), the corporal will perhaps say, ‘Yes, this must be beaten into him.'”
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~Source: The Journals (1847)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

February 21

“Ah, truly, if I did not despise suicide, if I did not feel that all such virtues were glittering vices, I would indeed go back to her — and then end my life, a plan which I am sorry to say has haunted me for a long time, and which would make parting from me doubly hard for her, for who loves like a dying man?”
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~Source: The Journals (1841)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard


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