"Why I a lot want autumn to spring is that during the fall one appears to be like at heaven--in the spring on the earth."--Søren Kierkegaard
The father of existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) used to be a thinker who might write like an angel. With just a sentence or , he may well plumb the depths of the human spirit. during this choice of a few 800 quotations, the reader will locate fantastic bon mots subsequent to phrases of life-changing energy. Drawing from the authoritative Princeton variants of Kierkegaard's writings, this e-book provides a large choice of his wit and knowledge, in addition to a stimulating advent to his lifestyles and work.
Organized via subject, this quantity covers awesome Kierkegaardian matters similar to nervousness, melancholy, life, irony, and the absurd, but additionally erotic love, the clicking, busyness, and the comedian. the following readers will come upon either famous quotations ("Life has to be understood backward. yet then one forgets the opposite precept, that it needs to be lived forward") and vague ones ("Beware fake prophets who come to you in wolves' garments yet inwardly are sheep--i.e., the phrasemongers"). those that spend time in those pages will detect the author who acknowledged, "my grief is my castle," yet who additionally taught that "the top protection opposed to hypocrisy is love."
Illuminating and pleasant, this attractive ebook additionally presents a considerable portrait of 1 of the main influential of contemporary thinkers.
- Gathers a few 800 quotations
- Drawn from the authoritative Princeton versions of Kierkegaard's writings
- Includes an creation, a quick account and timeline of Kierkegaard's existence, a advisor to additional examining, and an index