Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen


Author Profession: Norwegian Poet
Born: March 20, 1828
Died: May 23, 1906
Birth Sign: Pisces


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

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

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

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

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.

A forest bird never wants a cage.

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

These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow.

Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.

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

The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time.

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

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!

Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.

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

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 worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority.

Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man.

The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society.

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