The reason why I hated school so intensely [was that] it interfered with my freedom.— Sigrid Undset
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No one and nothing can harm us, child, except what we fear and love.
All my days I have longed equally to travel the right road and to take my own errant path.
In all the years when I did not know what to believe in and therefore preferred to leave all beliefs alone, whenever I came to a place where living water welled up, blessedly cold and sweet and pure, from the earth's dark bosom, I felt that after all it must be wrong not to believe in anything.
the most dangerous temptations are not due to the active, sudden flames of desire, 'the lusts of the flesh,' but to the disinclinations of the flesh, its indolence and sluggishness, our tendency to become creatures of habit.
The morality code that remains after the religion that produced it is rejected is like the perfume that lingers in an empty bottle.
Easy for them to keep their youth who will never learn a lesson.
I hated school so intensely. It interfered with my freedom. I avoided the discipline by an elaborate technique of being absent-minded during classes.
I was sent to a school because my father was already aware that his days were numbered, and he was anxious for me to acquire a good education and follow in his footsteps.
The times when we need prayers or counsel, we are little like to be in a mood to learn, nor yet to understand.
All fires burn out at last.
I am not so foolish as to murmur, if now, since I have drunk up my wine and beer, I have to put up with skimmed milk and sour.
God grant ... that he may learn to understand in time, that whoso is minded to do as he himself wills will soon enough see the day when he will find he has done that which he had never willed.
I saw not till now what sin brings with it - that we must tread others underfoot.
But I didn’t realize then that the consequence of sin is that you have to trample on other people.
I rolled myself up into a tight ball of resistance and it was thus that I went through my school years.
Most of my father's life consisted of traveling to almost every part of Europe.
Feelings of longing seemed to burst from her heart;
they ran in all directions, like streams of blood, seeking out paths to all the places in the wide landscape where she had lived, to all her sons roaming through the world, to all her dead lying under the earth.
Tis well when we dare not do a thing we think is not good and fair;
but not so well when we think a thing not good and fair because we dare not do it.
It’s a good thing when you don’t dare do something if you don’t think it’s right. But it’s not good when you think something’s not right because you don’t dare do it.
Many a man is given what is intended for another, but no man is given another's fate.
No doing without some ruing.
All things that a man owns hold him far more than he holds them.
One cannot escape dogmas—those who hold most firmly to dogmas today are those whose only dogma is that dogmas should be feared like the plague.
I went to work in an office and learned, among other lessons, to do things I did not care for, and to do them well. Before I left this office, two of my books had already been published.