Henrik Ibsen Quotes

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Born: March 20, 1828, Skien, Norway
Birth Country: Norway
Died: Kristiania, Norway [now Oslo, Norway], May 23, 1906
Occupation: Author

1.
Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars of society? We are society's tools, neither more nor less.
- Henrik Ibsen

2.
Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.
- Henrik Ibsen

3.
I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
- Henrik Ibsen

4.
Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man.
- Henrik Ibsen

5.
Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
- Henrik Ibsen

6.
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

7.
The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society.
- Henrik Ibsen

8.
The spectacles of experience through them you will see clearly a second time.
- Henrik Ibsen

9.
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society.
- Henrik Ibsen

10.
The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.
- Henrik Ibsen

11.
The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority.
- Henrik Ibsen

12.
These heroes of finance are like beads on a string when one slips off, all the rest follow.
- Henrik Ibsen

13.
What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
- Henrik Ibsen

14.
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.
- Henrik Ibsen

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