Quotation by Soren Kierkegaard

In order to swim one takes off all one's clothes—in order to aspire to the truth one must undress in a far more inward sense, divest oneself of all one's inward clothes, of thoughts, conceptions, selfishness etc. before one is sufficiently naked.
Soren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), Danish philosopher. The Journals of Soren Kierkegaard: A Selection, no. 1395, entry for 1854, ed. and tr. By Alexander Dru (1938).
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