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Monday, March 4, 2013

Quote of the Week - Soren Kierkegaard


"When the prosperous man on a dark but starlit night drives comfortably in his carriage and has the lanterns lighted, aye, then he is safe, he fears no difficulty, he carries his light with him, and it is not dark close around him. But precisely because he has the lantern lighted, and has a strong light close to him, precisely for this reason, he cannot see the stars. For his light obscures the stars, which the poor peasant, driving without light, can see gloriously in the dark but starry night. So those deceived ones live in the temporal existence: either, occupied with the necessities of life, they are too busy to avail themselves of the view, or in the prosperity and good day they have, as it were, lanterns lighted, and close about them everything is so satisfactory, so pleasant, so comfortable - but the view is lacking, the prospect, the view of the stars." --Soren Kierkegaard

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

Man cannot appreciate the true beauty of nature, if he is more concerned with focusing his attention on the modern-day equipment he has invented.

While using the most recent inventions may make life more convenient for man, doing so also often denies him from being mesmerized by the the awesome features of nature.