(Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist)
21 October 1833 - 10 December 1896

Alfred Nobel Quotes

Alfred Nobel Quotes : Lying is the greatest of all sins.

Lying is the greatest of all sins.

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This might have ended in the usual manner, And brought the joys and griefs of wedded life; But it was not so ordained: another bridegroom had stronger claims – she’s wedded to her grave.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : Worry is the stomach's worst poison.

Worry is the stomach’s worst poison.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : I am a misanthrope yet utterly benevolent.

I am a misanthrope yet utterly benevolent.

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I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : The truthful man is usually a liar...

The truthful man is usually a liar.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age...

Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.

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The only true solution would be a convention under which all the governments would bind themselves to defend collectively any country that was attacked.

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One can state, without exaggeration, that the observation of and the search for similarities and differences are the basis of all human knowledge.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : I am not aware that I have deserved any notoriety...

I am not aware that I have deserved any notoriety, and I have no taste for its buzz.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : Lawyers have to make a living...

Lawyers have to make a living, and can only do so by inducing people to believe that a straight line is crooked.

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My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : The best excuse for the fallen ones is that madame justice herself is one of them.

The best excuse for the fallen ones is that Madame Justice herself is one of them.

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Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : Self-respect without the respect of others is like a jewel that will not stand the daylight.

Self-respect without the respect of others is like a jewel that will not stand the daylight.

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The day when two army corps can annihilate each other in one second, all civilized nations, it is to be hoped, will recoil from war and discharge their troops.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected...

It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.

A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : Home is where I work and I work everywhere.

Home is where I work and I work everywhere.

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I would not leave anything to a man of action as he would be tempted to give up work; on the other hand, I would like to help dreamers as they find it difficult to get on in life.

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For me writing biographies is impossible, unless they are brief and concise, and these are, I feel, the most eloquent.

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It is my express wish that in awarding the [Nobel Prizes] no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not.

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The savants will write excellent volumes. There will be laureates. But wars will continue just the same until the forces of the circumstances render them impossible.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : Justice is to be found only in imagination.

Justice is to be found only in the imagination.

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Kant’s style is so heavy that after his pure reason, the reader longs for unreasonableness.

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I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : Contentment is the only real wealth.

Contentment is the only real wealth.

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The first time I saw nitroglycerine was at the beginning of the Crimean War. Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.

Hope is nature’s veil for hiding truth’s nakedness.

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For my part, I wish all guns with their belongings and everything could be sent to hell, which is the proper place for their exhibition and use.

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I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : Good wishes alone will not ensure peace.

Good wishes alone will not ensure peace.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.

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A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.

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Alfred Nobel Quotes : We build upon the sand, and the older we become...

We build upon the sand, and the older we become, the more unstable this foundation becomes.

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