For it is great to surrender one's hope, but greater still to abide by it steadfastly after having surrendered it; for it is great to seize hold of the eternal hope, but greater still to abide steadfastly by one's worldly hopes after having surrendered them.
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submitted by SylphofLight, October 26, 2016
From Danish philosopher Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855), on page 50 of The Writings of Kierkegaard, translated by L M Hollander.
This quote was added December 24, 2009.