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Quotes and sayings from famous danish authors
Where words fail, music speaks. Hans Christian Andersen

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Soren Kierkegaard
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Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. Soren Kierkegaard

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts. Soren Kierkegaard

Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved. Soren Kierkegaard

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Soren Kierkegaard

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music. Soren Kierkegaard

Once you label me you negate me. Soren Kierkegaard

Purity of heart is to will one thing. Soren Kierkegaard

Repetition is the reality and the seriousness of life. Soren Kierkegaard

During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. Soren Kierkegaard

Geniuses are like thunderstorms. They go against the wind, terrify people, cleanse the air. Soren Kierkegaard

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. Soren Kierkegaard

The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. Soren Kierkegaard

Prayer does not change God, but changes him who prays. Soren Kierkegaard

What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion. Soren Kierkegaard

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard

Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own. Soren Kierkegaard

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are. Soren Kierkegaard

Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all. Hans Christian Andersen

The thinker without a paradox is like a lover without a feeling: a paltry mediocrity. Soren Kierkegaard

It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature. Hans Christian Andersen

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. Isak Dinesen

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living. Soren Kierkegaard

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. Isak Dinesen

Most of the people who will walk behind me will be children so make the beat keep time with short steps. Hans Christian Andersen

Boredom is the root of all evil--the despairing refusal to be oneself. Soren Kierkegaard

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field. Niels Bohr

Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown. Soren Kierkegaard

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true. Niels Bohr

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