Provocations, Søren Kierkegaard
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Provocations

Bernardo Rivero
Bernardo Riverohas quoted2 years ago
All the same he said, “a corrective made into the norm is by that very fact confusing.”
Bernardo Rivero
Bernardo Riverohas quoted2 years ago
And the reason for this is “because doctrine is the indolence of aping and mimicking for the learner, and doctrine is the way to power for the teacher, and doctrine collects people.”
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
But he who walks the narrow path of faith no one can advise, no one can understand. Faith is a miracle, and yet no human being is excluded from it.
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
We ought, before God, to make up our own minds about our convictions, and then live them out regardless of the others.
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
Wanting to hide in the crowd, to be a little fraction of the group instead of being an individual, is the most corrupt of all escapes.
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
What faith it takes to believe that one’s life is noticed by God and that this is enough!
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
The deep fault of the human race is that there are no individuals any more.
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
Are you willing to be sacrificed, instead of belonging to the crowd
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
In the physical world water puts out fire. So too in the spiritual world. The “many”, the mass of people, put out the inner fire – beware of men!
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
The majority of people are not only afraid of holding a wrong opinion, they are afraid of holding an opinion alone.
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
The true individual, anyone who is going to be directly involved with God, will not and cannot avoid the human bite. He will be thoroughly misunderstood.
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
True individuality is measured by this: how long or how far one can endure being alone without the understanding of others.
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
No one dares to be a genuine self; everyone is hiding in some kind of “together
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
This is why fear of others dominates this world.
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
we prefer to be like all the others, this amounts to high treason against God. We who simply go along are guilty, and our punishment is to be ignored by God.
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
There is nothing that so insidiously displaces the majestic as cordiality. Perpetually polite, so small, so nice,
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
The greatest danger to Christianity is, I contend, not heresies, heterodoxies, not atheists, not profane secularism – no, but the kind of orthodoxy which is cordial drivel, mediocrity served up sweet.
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
And so it is with the one who, rich in good intentions and quick to promise, retreats backwards farther and farther from the good.
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
world is quite inclined – even eager – to make promises, for a promise appears very fine at the moment– it inspires!
Acacia Smith
Acacia Smithhas quoted4 years ago
these two powers that the slightest inclination towards the one side becomes absolute opposition to the other.
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