Henrik Ibsen Quotes

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

Henrik Ibsen

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

Henrik Ibsen

Rob the average man of his life-illusion and you rob him also of his happiness

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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; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.

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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

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A forest bird never wants a cage.

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

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

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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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