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  1. A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.


  2. The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.


  3. It is not by spectacular achievements that man can be transformed, but by will.


  4. The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.




  5. A forest bird never wants a cage.


  6. Castles in the air - -they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build as well.


  7. Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.


  8. The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.


  9. A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.


  10. The most dangerous enemy of truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority


  11. Really to sin you have to be serious about it.


  12. The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom -- these are the pillars of society.


  13. Don't use that foreign word ideals. We have that excellent native word lies.


  14. You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.

    • freedom

  15. 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.


  16. Bigger things than the State will fall, all religion will fall.


  17. The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society.

    • freedom

  18. Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars of society? We are society's tools, neither more nor less.


  19. What we have inherited from our fathers and mothers is not all that 'walks in us.' There are all sorts of dead ideas and lifeless old beliefs. They have no tangibility, but they haunt us all the same and we can not get rid of them. Whenever I take up a newspaper I seem to see Ghosts gliding between the lines. Ghosts must be all over the country, as thick as the sands of the sea.


  20. A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.


  21. Ah, I fancy it is just the same with most of what you call your emancipation. You have read yourself into a number of new ideas and opinions. You have got a sort of smattering of recent discoveries in various fields -- discoveries that seem to overthrow certain principles which have hitherto been held impregnable and unassailable. But all this has only been a matter of intellect, Miss West -- superficial acquisition. It has not passed into your blood.


  22. The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That's one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population -- the intelligent ones or the fools? I think we can agree it's the fools, no matter where you go in this world, it's the fools that form the overwhelming majority.


  23. 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.


  24. In your power, all the same. Subject to your will and your demands. No longer free! No! That's a thought I'll never endure! Never.


  25. 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!


  26. A community is like a ship, everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.


  27. Ive had the best possible chance of learning that what the working-classes really need is to be allowed some part in the direction of public affairs, Doctorto develop their abilities, their understanding and their self-respect.


  28. It was then that I began to look into the seams of your doctrine. I wanted only to pick at a single knot; but when I had got that undone, the whole thing raveled out. And then I understood that it was all machine-sewn.


  29. I am sticking as closely to my subject as I can; for my subject is precisely this, that it is the masses, the majority

    • majority

  30. To live is to war with trolls.


  31. Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; days of joy, but not peace and happiness.


  32. 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.


  33. In that second it dawned on me that I had been living here for eight years with a strange man and had borne him three children.

    • marriage

  34. Don't use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies."


  35. The majority never has right on its side. Never, I say! That is one of these social lies against which an independent, intelligent men must wage war. Who is it that constitute the majority of the population in a country? Is it the clever folk, or the stupid? I don

    • minorities

  36. A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.

    • marriage

  37. 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!


  38. It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.


  39. The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish.


  40. Do not use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies."

    • excellent

  41. 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.



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About Henrik Ibsen

Name Henrik Ibsen
About Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major Norwegian playwright largely responsible for the rise of modern reali
Quotes 41 quotes
Nationality Norwegian
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16
Top topics freedom, society, marriage, minorities, use

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