The true knight of faith is a witness, never a teacher, and therein lies his deep humanity, which is worth a good deal more than this silly participation in others' weal and woe which is honored by the name of sympathy, whereas in fact it is nothing but vanity.
 Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling (1843). copy citation

Author Søren Kierkegaard
Source Fear and Trembling
Topic vanity faith teacher
Date 1843
Language English
Note Translated by Walter Lowrie

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