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Henrik Ibsen Quotes

Oh, law and order! I often think it is that that is at the bottom of all the misery in the world.
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A thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed.

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The strongest men are the most alone.

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

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

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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.

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The devil is compromise.

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But a scientific man must live in a little bit of style.

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However wretched I may feel, I want to prolong the agony as long as possible. All my patients are like that. And so are those who are morally diseased..

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Everything I touch seems destined to turn into something mean and farcical.

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A man who has the inventive genius can't control it exactly as he wishes. Its working depends in great measure on inspiration
on a momentary suggestion
and it is almost impossible to tell beforehand at what moment it will come.

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The forests avenge themselves.

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That is the only relation in life that is not subject to the law of change.

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FALK. I feel myself like God's lost prodigal; I left Him for the world's delusive charms. With mild reproof He wooed me to His arms; And when I come, He lights the vaulted hall, Prepares a banquet for the son restored, And makes His noblest creature my reward. From this time forth I'll never leave that Light,- But stand its armed defender in the fight; Nothing shall part us, and our life shall prove A song of glory to triumphant love!

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ALLMERS. No. For it is here, in the life of earth, that we living beings are at home.

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But if you are to die, live first! Come forth With me into the glory of God's earth! Soon, soon the gilded cage will claim its prize. The Lady thrives there, but the Woman dies, And I love nothing but the Woman in you.

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Det kan da vel, for fanden, aldri i evighet være rett at de dumme skal herske over de kloke.

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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.

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A thousand words can't make the mark a single deed will leave.

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To live is - to war with trolls In the holds of the heart and mind

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Oh, life would be all right if we didn't have to put up with these damned creditors who keep pestering us with the demands of their ideals.

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The State is the curse of the individual ... The State must go! That will be a revolution which will find me on its side. Undermine the idea of the State, set up in its place spontaneous action, and the idea that spiritual relationship is the only thing that makes for unity, and you will start the elements of a liberty which will be something worth possessing.

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An unromantic poem I mean to make, of one who only lives for duty's sake.

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