Avarice, or the desire of gain, is a universal passion which operates at all times, at all places, and upon all persons.

David Hume
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Soren Kierkegaard Quotes

There is nothing everyone is so afraid o

There is nothing everyone is so afraid of as being told how vastly much he is capable of. You are capable of - do you want to know? - you are capable of living in poverty; you are capable of standing almost any kind of maltreatment, abuse, etc. But you do not wish to know about it, isn't that so? You would be furious with him who told you so, and only call that person your friend who bolsters you in saying: 'No, this I cannot bear, this is beyond my strength, etc.


  • Name of Author : Soren Kierkegaard
  • Profession : Philosopher
  • Natonality : Danish
  • Date Of Birth : May 5, 1813
  • Date Of Death : November 11, 1855