Quotation by Soren Kierkegaard

It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox.
Soren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), Danish philosopher. 1854 entry. The Journals of Soren Kierkegaard: A Selection, no. 1395, ed. and trans. by Alexander Dru (1938).
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