"Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Soren Kierkegaard on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Soren Kierkegaard on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Soren Kierkegaard on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Soren Kierkegaard on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Soren Kierkegaard on Winston Churchill
"Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate."
"Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid."
"Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays."
"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."
"It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important."