"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Soren Kierkegaard on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Soren Kierkegaard on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Soren Kierkegaard on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Soren Kierkegaard on Mark Twain
"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues."Soren Kierkegaard on Abraham Lincoln
"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."