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Henrik Ibsen Quotes | Quotes by Henrik Ibsen

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Quote Left A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no... Quote Right
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Quote Left A forest bird never wants a cage. Quote Right
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Quote Left What ought a man to be Well, my short answer is himself. Quote Right
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Quote Left The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong. Quote Right
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Quote Left A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. Quote Right
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Quote Left Different people have different duties assigned to them by Nature Nature has given one the power or the desire to do this, and the other that. Each bird must sing with his own throat. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth. Quote Right
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Quote Left You should never have your best trousers on when you turn out to fight for freedom and truth. Quote Right
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Quote Left A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left Castles in the air - -they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build as well. Quote Right
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Quote Left Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. Quote Right
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Quote Left Poetry is to hold judgment on your soul. Quote Right
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Quote Left One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to battle for freedom and truth. Quote Right
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Quote Left Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build, too. Quote Right
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Quote Left You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. Quote Right
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Quote Left What in fact have I achieved, however much it may seem Bits and pieces trivialities. But here they won't tolerate anything else, or anything more. If I wanted to take one step in advance of the current views and opinions of the day, that would put paid to any power I have. Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars of society We are society's tools, neither more nor less. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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 Quote Right
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Quote Left The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. Quote Right
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Quote Left The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right. Quote Right
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