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.'”

~Source: The Journals (1847)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard


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