By Søren Kierkegaard
"Why I quite a bit favor autumn to spring is that during the fall one seems to be at heaven--in the spring on the earth."--Søren Kierkegaard
The father of existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was once a thinker who may write like an angel. With just a sentence or , he may possibly plumb the depths of the human spirit. during this selection of a few 800 quotations, the reader will locate extraordinary bon mots subsequent to phrases of life-changing energy. Drawing from the authoritative Princeton variants of Kierkegaard's writings, this ebook offers a wide choice of his wit and knowledge, in addition to a stimulating creation to his lifestyles and work.
Organized by means of subject, this quantity covers outstanding Kierkegaardian issues similar to nervousness, depression, lifestyles, irony, and the absurd, but in addition erotic love, the clicking, busyness, and the comedian. right here readers will come upon either recognized quotations ("Life has to be understood backward. yet then one forgets the opposite precept, that it has to be lived forward") and imprecise 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 stated, "my grief is my castle," yet who additionally taught that "the top safety opposed to hypocrisy is love."
Illuminating and pleasant, this attractive publication additionally offers 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
• comprises an advent, a short account and timeline of Kierkegaard's existence, a advisor to additional interpreting, and an index