Henrik Ibsen - Quotes

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

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

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

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

A forest bird never wants a cage.

A forest bird never wants a cage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Really to sin you have to be serious about it. ---->>>

The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right. ---->>>

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

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

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! ---->>>

The devil is compromise. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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. ---->>>

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

Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man. ---->>>

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

The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life - he first individualizes. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.' ---->>>

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! ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Norwegian
Born: March 20, 1828
Birthplace: Skien, Grenland, Norway
Die: 05-23, 1906
Occupation: Poet
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Henrik Johan Ibsen (; Norwegian: [ˈhɛnɾɪk ˈɪpsən]; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, When We Dead Awaken, Pillars of Society, The Lady from the Sea, Rosmersholm, The Master Builder, and John Gabriel Borkman (wikipedia)