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9 Famous Quotes by Henrik Ibsen
3/20/1828 - 5/23/1906
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Ibsen     Henrik Johan Ibsen     H. Ibsen
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One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, "I have it," merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it.

Quality Quotes, by Henrik Ibsen

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A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.

Community Quotes, by Henrik Ibsen

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What we have inherited from our fathers and mothers is not all that 'walks in us.' There are all sorts of dead ideas and lifeless old beliefs. They have no tangibility, but they haunt us all the same and we can not get rid of them. Whenever I take up a newspaper I seem to see Ghosts gliding between the lines. Ghosts must be all over the country. as thick as the sands of the sea.

Inheritance Quotes, by Henrik Ibsen , Source: Ghosts

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The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That's one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population -- the intelligent ones or the fools? I think we can agree it's the fools, no matter where you go in this world, it's the fools that form the overwhelming majority.

Politics / government Quotes, by Henrik Ibsen

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Rob the average man of his life-illusion, and you rob him of his happiness at the same stroke.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Henrik Ibsen

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

Society Quotes, by Henrik Ibsen

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The strongest man upon Earth is he who stands most alone.

Society Quotes, by Henrik Ibsen

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henrik Ibsen

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A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.

Word Quotes, by Henrik Ibsen

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