Authors  

alfred nobel Quotes

It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not.
tags: wishes
— Alfred Nobel
On the day when two army corps may mutually annihilate each other in a second, probably all civilized nations will recoil with horror and disband their troops.
tags: horror
— Alfred Nobel
Justice is to be found only in imagination.
tags: justice imagination
— Alfred Nobel
I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food.
tags: food philosophy
— Alfred Nobel
For me writing biographies is impossible, unless they are brief and concise, and these are, I feel, the most eloquent.
tags: impossible writing
— Alfred Nobel
Worry is the stomach's worst poison.
tags: worries
— Alfred Nobel
The first time I saw nitroglycerine was in the beginning of the Crimean War. Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.
tags: time war father
— Alfred Nobel
Lawyers have to make a living, and can only do so by inducing people to believe that a straight line is crooked.
tags: people living believe
— Alfred Nobel
Alfred Nobel - pitiable half-creature, should have been stifled by humane doctor when he made his entry yelling into life. Greatest merits: Keeps his nails clean and is never a burden to anyone. Greatest fault: Lacks family, cheerful spirits, and strong stomach. Greatest and only petition: Not to be buried alive. Greatest sin: Does not worship Mammon. Important events in his life: None.
tags: strong worship spirit doctor
— Alfred Nobel
Kant's style is so heavy that after his pure reason, the reader longs for unreasonableness.
— Alfred Nobel
The only true solution would be a convention under which all the governments would bind themselves to defend collectively any country that was attacked.
tags: true government
— Alfred Nobel
For my part, I wish all guns with their belongings and everything could be sent to hell, which is the proper place for their exhibition and use.
tags: hell wishes
— Alfred Nobel
A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.
tags: heart food
— Alfred Nobel
Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.
tags: truth nature hope
— Alfred Nobel
Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
tags: age
— Alfred Nobel
A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.
tags: men book
— Alfred Nobel
Justice is to be found only in the imagination.
tags: justice imagination
— Alfred Nobel
Home is where I work, and I work everywhere.
tags: work
— Alfred Nobel
I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results.
tags: death peace ideas
— Alfred Nobel
Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.
tags: nature existence eyes influence mind
— Alfred Nobel
Good wishes alone will not ensure peace.
tags: peace alone wishes
— Alfred Nobel
If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.
tags: ideas
— Alfred Nobel
Lying is the greatest of all sins.
tags: lying sin
— Alfred Nobel
It is my express wish that in awarding the [Nobel Prizes] no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not.
tags: wishes
— Alfred Nobel
My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.
tags: men peace world
— Alfred Nobel
Contentment is the only real wealth
tags: contentment real wealth
— Alfred Nobel
I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.
tags: depression write
— Alfred Nobel
I am not aware that I have deserved any notoriey, and I have no taste for its buzz.
— Alfred Nobel
Perhaps my dynamite plants will put an end to war sooner than your [pacifist] congresses. On the day two army corps can annihilate each other in one second all civilized nations will recoil from war in horror.
tags: horror war congress
— Alfred Nobel
I am a misanthrope yet utterly benevolent.
— Alfred Nobel
I would not leave anything to a man of action as he would be tempted to give up work; on the other hand, I would like to help dreamers as they find it difficult to get on in life.
tags: men action help
— Alfred Nobel
One can state, without exaggeration, that the observation of and the search for similarities and differences are the basis of all human knowledge.
tags: human
— Alfred Nobel
It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected.
tags: respect
— Alfred Nobel
The truthful man is usually a liar.
tags: men liar
— Alfred Nobel
The savants will write excellent volumes. There will be laureates. But wars will continue just the same until the forces of the circumstances render them impossible.
tags: impossible war write
— Alfred Nobel
alfred nobel
Birth    : October 21, 1833
Death  : December 10, 1896
Occupation  : Chemist