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    Don't use that exotic word "ideals". We have a good enough native word: "lies".
    — Henrik Ibsen
    You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: truth  freedom  fight 
     
    But no man would sacrifice his honor for the one he loves. It is a thing hundreds of thousands of women have done.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: men  women  sacrifice  honor 
     
    I believe that before all else I am a reasonable human being, just as you are-or, at all events, that I must try and become one.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: believe  human 
     
    You see, the point is that the strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: men  world  alone 
     
    A thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    With me you could have been another person.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: people 
     
    The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: lies 
     
    The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: truth  society  freedom 
     
    Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: truth  freedom  fight 
     
    A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: right  wrong  majority 
     
    I must make up my mind which is right " society or I.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: society  right  mind 
     
    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
    tags: character  soul  mind  write 
     
    A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: community 
     
    The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: time 
     
    Rob the average man of his life-illusion, and you rob him of his happiness at the same stroke.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: happiness  men 
     
    What is the difference in being alone with another and being alone by one's self?
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: alone 
     
    ...every man shares the responsibility and the guilt of the society to which he belongs.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    I'm inclined to think we are all ghosts-every one of us. It's not just what we inherit from our mothers and fathers that haunts us. Its all kinds of old defunct theories, all sorts of old defunct beliefs, and things like that.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: belief  father  mother 
     
    A woman cannot be herself in the society of the present day, which is an exclusively masculine society, with laws framed by men and with a judicial system that judges feminine conduct from a masculine point of view.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: men  women  society  present  law 
     
    The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom-they are the pillars of society.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: truth  society  spirit 
     
    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
    tags: world 
     
    What's a man's first duty? The answer is brief: To be himself.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    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
    tags: time  people  healthy 
     
    The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: right  majority 
     
    Take the life-lie away from the average man and straight away you take away his happiness.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: happiness  men 
     
    It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: scientist 
     
    The greatest victory is defeat.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: victory 
     
    The old terms must be invented with new meaning and given new explanations. Liberty, equality, and fraternity are no longer what they were in the days of the late-lamented guillotine. This is what the politicians will not understand; and that is why I hate them. They want only their own special revolutions- external revolutions, political revolutions, etc. But that is only dabbling. What is really needed is a revolution of the human spirit.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: happiness  spirit 
     
    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
    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.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: happiness  peace  joy  food  medicine  money 
     
    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
    tags: happiness  world  right  spirit 
     
    The most dangerous enemy of the truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority
    — Henrik Ibsen
    A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: beautiful 
     
    It's a liberation to know that an act of spontaneous courage is yet possible in this world. An act that has something of unconditional beauty.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: doubt 
     
    That is the accursed thing about small surroundings - they make the soul small.
    — Henrik Ibsen
    tags: soul 
     
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    henrik ibsen
    Birth    : March 20, 1828
    Death  : May 23, 1906
    Occupation  : Playwright