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Henrik Ibsen Quotes

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

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!
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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.
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#Marriage #Confidence

A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth
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#Freedom

A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
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The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
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These heroes of finance are like beads on a string when one slips off, all the rest follow
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#Finance

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

Emperor? You old fake! / You're no Emperor. You're just an onion. / Now then, little Peer, I'm going to peel you.
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#Emperor

You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
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Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.
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The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life - He first individualizes
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#God

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

The devil is compromise
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#Compromise

A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
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A forest bird never wants a cage.
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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 fool
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#Lies And Lying

Do not use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies."
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You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth
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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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