The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss-an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc.-is sure to be noticed.

Soren Kierkegaard

Sickness Unto Death

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Original Citation

Kierkegaard, Soren [published as Anti-Climacus]. Sygdommen til Døden [The Sickness unto Death]. Copenhagen: C.A. Reitzels Forlag, 1849.

Current Citation

Kierkegaard, Soren. The Sickness unto Death, translated by Alastair Hannay. Penguin Classics, 1989.