If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!

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Original Citation

Kierkegaard, Soren [published as Victor Eremita]. Enten-Eller [Either/Or]. Vol. 1, Copenhagen: University bookshop, 1843.

Current Citation

Kierkegaard, Soren. Either/Or: A Fragment of Life, translated by Alistair Hanny. Penguin Classics, 1992, pt. 1.