By Alfred Nobel
All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war.
Of all kinds of karma, using occult forces for one’s own benefit or to the harm of others has the worst consequences for oneself.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.
Do not ever say that the desire to ‘do good’ by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
We write our names in the sand: and then the waves roll in and wash them away.
Better a cautious commander, and not a rash one.
I can testify to what UNICEF means to children because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II.
To a poet every curve of her was a well place word.
Poetry is composing, you are writing words to move the world like music.
Poetry, is a life long war waged against ineffable beauty.
One day I’ll paint the perfect sunset – if I can only find the words.
Poets are souls at war with words from battles waged within.
The regional parties have emerged as a strong force, and they, too, deserve a place in national politics.
Our nuclear scientists and engineers have done a splendid job, and naturally, the entire nation has risen to salute their professional excellence, discipline, and patriotism.
My poetry is a declaration of war, not an exordium to defeat. It is not the defeated soldier’s drumbeat of despair, but the fighting warrior’s will to win. It is not the de- spirited voice of dejection but the stirring shout of victory.
We are unnecessarily wasting our precious resources in wars… if we must wage war, we have to do it on unemployment, disease, poverty, and backwardness.
In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.
No guns but only brotherhood can resolve the problems.
No one writes anything worth writing, unless he writes entirely for the sake of his subject.