“Let others complain that the age is wicked; my complaint is that it is wretched, for it lacks passion. Men’s thoughts are thin and flimsy like lace, they themselves are pitiable like the lacemakers. The thoughts of their hearts are too paltry to be sinful. For a worm it might be regarded a sin to harbor such thoughts, but not for a being made in the image of God. Their lusts are dull and sluggish, their passions sleepy.
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Book: Kierkegaard Anthology