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Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age
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"Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate"

- Søren Kierkegaard

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This quote by Søren Kierkegaard is a suggestion that life is unpredictable and that our dreams and aspirations may not constantly come to fruition. The example of Dean Swift is utilized to illustrate this point. In his youth, Dean Swift had an imagine producing an asylum for the ridiculous, and he had the ability to make this dream a truth. Nevertheless, in his old age, Dean Swift himself became an inmate of the really asylum he had actually developed. This quote works as a suggestion that life is unforeseeable and that our dreams and ambitions might not constantly pertain to fulfillment. It likewise functions as a reminder to value the present moment and to take advantage of our lives, as we never ever know what the future may bring.

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Søren Kierkegaard This quote is written / told by Søren Kierkegaard between May 5, 1813 and November 11, 1855. He was a famous Philosopher from Denmark. The author also have 47 other quotes.

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