Contentment is the only real wealth.

— Alfred Nobel

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If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.


My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions.

As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.


Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.


I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results.


A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.


Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.


A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.


Good wishes alone will not ensure peace.


Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.


Lawyers have to make a living, and can only do so by inducing people to believe that a straight line is crooked.


It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected.


Perhaps my dynamite plants will put an end to war sooner than your [pacifist] congresses. On the day two army corps can annihilate each other in one second all civilized nations will recoil from war in horror.


About Alfred Nobel

Quotes 31 sayings
Nationality Swedish
Profession Scientist
Birthday October 16

For me writing biographies is impossible, unless they are brief and concise, and these are, I feel, the most eloquent.


For my part, I wish all guns with their belongings and everything could be sent to hell, which is the proper place for their exhibition and use.


I am a misanthrope yet utterly benevolent.


I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry;

I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.


Alfred Nobel - pitiable half-creature, should have been stifled by humane doctor when he made his entry yelling into life. Greatest merits: Keeps his nails clean and is never a burden to anyone. Greatest fault: Lacks family, cheerful spirits, and strong stomach. Greatest and only petition: Not to be buried alive. Greatest sin: Does not worship Mammon. Important events in his life: None.


It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not.


Kant's style is so heavy that after his pure reason, the reader longs for unreasonableness.


Worry is the stomach's worst poison.


Lying is the greatest of all sins.


The truthful man is usually a liar.


I am not aware that I have deserved any notoriey, and I have no taste for its buzz.


The only true solution would be a convention under which all the governments would bind themselves to defend collectively any country that was attacked.


I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food.


The savants will write excellent volumes.

There will be laureates. But wars will continue just the same until the forces of the circumstances render them impossible.


The first time I saw nitroglycerine was in the beginning of the Crimean War.

Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.


My home is where I work, and I work everywhere.


Justice is to be found only in the imagination.


I would not leave anything to a man of action as he would be tempted to give up work; on the other hand, I would like to help dreamers as they find it difficult to get on in life.

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