Henrik Ibsen

1828 - 1906

A Quote by Henrik Ibsen on justice, liberty, losing, and struggle

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.

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)

Source: 1871

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A Quote by Henrik Ibsen on community and preparation

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

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)

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A Quote by Henrik Ibsen on life

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So to conduct one's life as to realize oneself-this seems to me the highest attainment possible to a human being. It is the task of one and all of us, but most of us bungle it.

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)

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A Quote by Henrik Ibsen on freedom, good, and truth

A man should never put on his good trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom or truth.

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)

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A Quote by Henrik Ibsen on agreement, intelligence, lies, majorities, people, population, society, and world

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.

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)

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