henrik ibsen Quotes

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.
tags: truth freedom fight
— Henrik Ibsen
But no man would sacrifice his honor for the one he loves. It is a thing hundreds of thousands of women have done.
tags: men women sacrifice honor
— Henrik Ibsen
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.
tags: believe human
— Henrik Ibsen
You see, the point is that the strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.
tags: men world alone
— Henrik Ibsen
A thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed.
— Henrik Ibsen
With me you could have been another person.
tags: people
— Henrik Ibsen
The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority.
tags: enemies truth society freedom enemy majority
— Henrik Ibsen
Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'
tags: lies
— Henrik Ibsen
The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society.
tags: truth society freedom
— Henrik Ibsen
Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
tags: truth freedom fight
— Henrik Ibsen
A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
tags: right wrong majority
— Henrik Ibsen
I must make up my mind which is right " society or I.
tags: society right mind
— Henrik Ibsen
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.
tags: character soul mind write
— Henrik Ibsen
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
tags: community
— Henrik Ibsen
The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time.
tags: time
— Henrik Ibsen
Rob the average man of his life-illusion, and you rob him of his happiness at the same stroke.
tags: happiness men
— Henrik Ibsen
What is the difference in being alone with another and being alone by one's self?
tags: alone
— Henrik Ibsen
...every man shares the responsibility and the guilt of the society to which he belongs.
tags: men society responsibility guilt shares
— 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.
tags: belief father mother
— Henrik Ibsen
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.
tags: men women society present law
— Henrik Ibsen
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom-they are the pillars of society.
tags: truth society spirit
— Henrik Ibsen
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.
tags: world
— Henrik Ibsen
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.
tags: time people healthy
— Henrik Ibsen
The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
tags: right majority
— Henrik Ibsen
Take the life-lie away from the average man and straight away you take away his happiness.
tags: happiness men
— Henrik Ibsen
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
tags: scientist
— Henrik Ibsen
The greatest victory is defeat.
tags: victory
— Henrik Ibsen
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.
tags: meaning hate human equality political revolution liberty spirit
— Henrik Ibsen
It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life
tags: happiness spirit
— Henrik Ibsen
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.
tags: men world master procrastination demon
— 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.
tags: happiness peace joy food medicine money
— Henrik Ibsen
To crave for happiness in this world is simply to be possessed by a spirit of revolt. What right have we to happiness?
tags: happiness world right spirit
— Henrik Ibsen
The most dangerous enemy of the truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority
tags: enemies truth freedom enemy majority dangerous
— 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.
tags: beautiful
— Henrik Ibsen
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.
tags: beauty world unconditional courage
— Henrik Ibsen
If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground.
tags: doubt
— Henrik Ibsen
That is the accursed thing about small surroundings - they make the soul small.
tags: soul
— Henrik Ibsen
henrik ibsen
Birth    : March 20, 1828
Death  : May 23, 1906
Occupation  : Playwright

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