Quotation by Soren Kierkegaard

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth—look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.
Soren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), Danish philosopher. The Diary of Soren Kierkegaard, pt. 1, no. 31 (1854), ed. Peter Rohde (1960).
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