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All Quotes by author - Henrik Ibsen
" A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. "
" A forest bird never wants a cage. "
" A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong. "
" A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. "
" Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too. "
" Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.' "
" Don't use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.' "
" Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars of society? We are society's tools, neither more nor less. "
" Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt. "
" I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them! "
" It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. "
" Look into any man's heart you please, and you will always find, in every one, at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed. "
" Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man. "
" Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. "
" One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, 'I have it,' merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it. "
" People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it. "
" Really to sin you have to be serious about it. "
" The devil is compromise. "
" The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right. "
" The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life - he first individualizes. "
" The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society. "
" These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow. "
" The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time. "
" The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society. "
" The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. "
" The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority. "
" What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them! "
" Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse. "
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