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Quotes by Alfred Nobel

BORN: October 21, 1833 Stockholm, Sweden
DIED: December 10, 1896 (aged 63)
San Remo, Italy

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

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

3.It is my express wish that in awarding the 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.

4.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.

5.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.

6.Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.

7.I am a misanthrope yet utterly benevolent.

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

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

10.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.

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

12.The first time I saw nitroglycerine was in 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.

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

14.Home is where I work, and I work everywhere.

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

16.Justice is to be found only in imagination.

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

18.Good wishes alone will not ensure peace.

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

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

21.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.

22.On the day when two army corps may mutually annihilate each other in a second, probably all civilized nations will recoil with horror and disband their troops.

23.This might have ended in the usual manner, And brought the joys and griefs of wedded life; But 'twas not so ordained: another bridegroom Had stronger claims - she's wedded to her grave.

24.Lying is the greatest of all sins.

25.Worry is the stomach's worst poison.

26.The truthful man is usually a liar.

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