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Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "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.




Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "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.




Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "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.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom-they are the pillars of society."

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




Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone."

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



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Don't use that foreign word: ideals. We have the excellent native word: lies."

Don't use that foreign word: ideals. We have the excellent native word: lies.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "The most dangerous enemy of the truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority"

The most dangerous enemy of the truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority




Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "...I'm no longer prepared to accept what people say and what's written in books. I must think things out for myself, and try to find my own answer."

...I'm no longer prepared to accept what people say and what's written in books. I must think things out for myself, and try to find my own answer.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over."

I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "The greatest victory is defeat."

The greatest victory is defeat.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right."

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



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "What's a man's first duty? The answer is brief: To be himself."

What's a man's first duty? The answer is brief: To be himself.




Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "A forest bird never wants a cage."

A forest bird never wants a cage.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Money brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends."

Money brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life"

It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "To live is to war with trolls."

To live is to war with trolls.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "There is always a risk in being alive, and if you are more alive, there is more risk."

There is always a risk in being alive, and if you are more alive, there is more risk.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "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.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "To see one's goal and to drive toward it, steeling one's heart, is most uplifting."

To see one's goal and to drive toward it, steeling one's heart, is most uplifting.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "I must make up my mind which is right – society or I."

I must make up my mind which is right – society or I.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "What is the difference in being alone with another and being alone by one's self?"

What is the difference in being alone with another and being alone by one's self?



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "The costliness of keeping friends does not lie in what one does for them, but in what one, out of consideration for them, refrains from doing."

The costliness of keeping friends does not lie in what one does for them, but in what one, out of consideration for them, refrains from doing.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "The starving poet business is no good nowadays."

The starving poet business is no good nowadays.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "A party is like a sausage machine, it grinds up all sorts of heads together into the same baloney."

A party is like a sausage machine, it grinds up all sorts of heads together into the same baloney.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "To crave for happiness in this world is simply to be possessed by a spirit of revolt. What right have we to happiness?"

To crave for happiness in this world is simply to be possessed by a spirit of revolt. What right have we to happiness?



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "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.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "The spectacles of experience; through them you will see more clearly a second time."

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



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "NORA: I must stand on my own two feet if I'm to get to know myself and the world outside. That's why I can't stay here with you any longer."

NORA: I must stand on my own two feet if I'm to get to know myself and the world outside. That's why I can't stay here with you any longer.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Writing has... been to me like a bath from which I have risen feeling cleaner, healthier, and freer."

Writing has... been to me like a bath from which I have risen feeling cleaner, healthier, and freer.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "The worst that a man can do to himself is to do injustice to others."

The worst that a man can do to himself is to do injustice to others.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Really to sin you have to be serious about it."

Really to sin you have to be serious about it.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground."

If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Before I write down one word, I have to have the character in my mind through and through. I must penetrate into the last wrinkle of his soul."

Before I write down one word, I have to have the character in my mind through and through. I must penetrate into the last wrinkle of his soul.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "...every man shares the responsibility and the guilt of the society to which he belongs."

...every man shares the responsibility and the guilt of the society to which he belongs.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "If only I could master that demon of procrastination that goes about like a roaring lion and devours all my good intentions, I should become the most punctual man in the world."

If only I could master that demon of procrastination that goes about like a roaring lion and devours all my good intentions, I should become the most punctual man in the world.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too."

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



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Our whole being is nothing but a fight against the dark forces within ourselves."

Our whole being is nothing but a fight against the dark forces within ourselves.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "The devil is compromise."

The devil is compromise.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Take the life-lie away from the average man and straight away you take away his happiness."

Take the life-lie away from the average man and straight away you take away his happiness.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "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."

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.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "It's such sport with these heroes of finance: they are like beads on a string — when one slips off, all the rest follow."

It's such sport with these heroes of finance: they are like beads on a string — when one slips off, all the rest follow.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish."

The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Happiness is worth a daring deed; we are both free if we but will it, and then the game is won."

Happiness is worth a daring deed; we are both free if we but will it, and then the game is won.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Public opinion is an extremely mutable thing"

Public opinion is an extremely mutable thing



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "The strong must learn to be lonely."

The strong must learn to be lonely.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Each bird must sing with his own throat."

Each bird must sing with his own throat.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Happiness is above all things the calm, glad certainty of innocence."

Happiness is above all things the calm, glad certainty of innocence.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "Friends are to be feared, not so much for what they make us do as what they keep us from doing."

Friends are to be feared, not so much for what they make us do as what they keep us from doing.



Henrik Ibsen Quotes: "It is not by spectacular achievements that man can be transformed, but by will."

It is not by spectacular achievements that man can be transformed, but by will.