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Soren Kierkegaard



    Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

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    Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

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    It is quite true what Philosophy says: that Life must be understood backwards. But that makes one forget the other saying: that it must be lived /forwards. The more one ponders this, the more it comes to mean that life in the temporal existence never becomes quite intelligible, precisely because at no moment can I find complete quiet to take the backward-looking position.

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    The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.

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    Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.

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    During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.

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    The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo, the more he can remember the more divine his life becomes.

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    Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.

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    Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.

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    Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all.

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