October 29

“There is only one proof of the truth of Christianity and that, quite rightly, is from the emotions, when the dread of sin and a heavy conscience torture a man into crossing the narrow line between despair bordering upon madness — and Christendom.

There lies Christianity.”
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~Source: The Journals (1849)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

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July 16

“Finally, there is one thing to remember — that my original thought must still be subject to a certain control. How many times have I said this, that a warship does not get its orders until it is at sea,…”
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~Source: The Journals (1849)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

May 18

“Nowadays one becomes an author not through one’s originality but by reading. One becomes a human being by aping others. That one is human is known not from one’s own case but by inference: one is like the others, therefore one is human. God knows whether any of us are! And in our age, when one has doubted and doubts everything, no one stops to think of this doubt. God knows whether any of us is a human!”
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~Source: The Journals (1849)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

January 12

“There is only one proof of the truth of Christianity and that, quite rightly, is from the emotions, when the dread of sin and a heavy conscience torture a man into crossing the narrow line between despair bordering upon madness — and Christendom. There lies Christianity.”

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December 18

“In one of my very first journals (before I graduated) it says: Christ is the tangent. That is not an infelicitous remark. What is a tangent? IT is a straight line which comes in contact with a circle just a one point. But so, too, is the absolute the punctual.”
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~Source: The Journals (1849)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

December 4

“A solitary person cannot help, or save, an age; he can only give expression to the fact that it is going under.”
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~Source: The Journals (1849)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard ——————————————————

October 29

“There is only one proof of the truth of Christianity and that, quite rightly, is from the emotions, when the dread of sin and a heavy conscience torture a man into crossing the narrow line between despair bordering upon madness — and Christendom.

There lies Christianity.”
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~Source: The Journals (1849)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

July 16

“Finally, there is one thing to remember — that my original thought must still be subject to a certain control. How many times have I said this, that a warship does not get its orders until it is at sea,…”
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~Source: The Journals (1849)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

May 18

“Nowadays one becomes an author not through one’s originality but by reading. One becomes a human being by aping others. That one is human is known not from one’s own case but by inference: one is like the others, therefore one is human. God knows whether any of us are! And in our age, when one has doubted and doubts everything, no one stops to think of this doubt. God knows whether any of us is a human!”
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~Source: The Journals (1849)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

January 29

“There is only one proof of the truth of Christianity and that, quite rightly, is from the emotions, when the dread of sin and a heavy conscience torture a man into crossing the narrow line between despair bordering upon madness — and Christendom.

There lies Christianity.”
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~Source: The Journals (1849)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

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