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Type: Poet
Nationality: Norwegian
Date of Birth: 03/20/1828




 

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A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
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You should never have your best trousers on when you turn out to fight for freedom and truth.
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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.
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Look into any man's heart you please, and you will always find, in every one, at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed.
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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!
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Don't use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies."
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The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
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Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.
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A forest bird never wants a cage.
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You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
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Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
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In your power, all the same. Subject to your will and your demands. No longer free! No! That's a thought I'll never endure! Never.
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Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build as well.
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The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.
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Really to sin you have to be serious about it.
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Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.
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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!
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These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow.
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The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society.
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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.
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The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority.
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The devil is compromise.
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A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
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One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to battle for freedom and truth.
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The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.
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