Henrik Ibsen Quotes

Most popular Henrik Ibsen Quotes

Marriage! Nothing else demands so much from someone!
— Henrik Ibsen
The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.
— Henrik Ibsen

solitude

What's a man's first duty? The answer's brief: to be himself.

duty authenticity be yourself

What's a man's first duty? The answer is brief: To be himself.
— Henrik Ibsen

duty

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
— Henrik Ibsen
Marriage is something you have to give your whole heart and mind to.
— Henrik Ibsen
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
— Henrik Ibsen

community

The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time.
— Henrik Ibsen
To see one's goal and drive toward it,
Steeling one's heart, is most uplifting!

goals

I hold that a man is in the right who is most closely in league with the future.
— Henrik Ibsen
Labor and trouble one can always get through alone, but it takes two to be glad.
— Henrik Ibsen
Castles in the air — they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.
— Henrik Ibsen
Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.
— Henrik Ibsen

psychology

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

happiness illusion

Money brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends.
— Henrik Ibsen
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
— Henrik Ibsen

research

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.

health

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.
— Henrik Ibsen

money