No, not one shall be forgotten who was great in the world. But each was great in his own way, and each in proportion to the greatness of that which he loved. For he who loved himself became great by himself, and he who loved other men became great by his selfless devotion, but he who loved God became greater than all.
 Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling (1843). copy citation

Author Søren Kierkegaard
Source Fear and Trembling
Topic love God greatness
Date 1843
Language English
Note Translated by Walter Lowrie

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