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

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

by Henrik Ibsen Found in: Society Quotes,
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A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.

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

by Henrik Ibsen Found in: Community Quotes,
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A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.

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

by Henrik Ibsen Found in: Word Quotes,
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One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. read more

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.

by Henrik Ibsen Found in: Quality Quotes,
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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 read more

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.

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What we have inherited from our fathers and mothers is not all
that 'walks in us.' There are all read more

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.

by Henrik Ibsen Found in: Inheritance Quotes,
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Rob the average man of his life-illusion, and you rob him of his happiness at the same stroke.

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

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

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

by Henrik Ibsen Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom--they are the pillars of society.

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

by Henrik Ibsen Found in: Society Quotes,
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