Alfred Nobel Quotes

 

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

 

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

— Alfred Nobel

Contentment is the only real wealth.

— Alfred Nobel

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

— Alfred Nobel

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

— Alfred Nobel

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.

— Alfred Nobel

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

— Alfred Nobel

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.

— Alfred Nobel

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.

— Alfred Nobel

Justice is to be found only in imagination.

— Alfred Nobel

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.

— Alfred Nobel

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

— Alfred Nobel

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

— Alfred Nobel

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

— Alfred Nobel

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.

— Alfred Nobel

Home is where I work, and I work everywhere.

— Alfred Nobel

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

— Alfred Nobel

Good wishes alone will not ensure peace.

— Alfred Nobel

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.

— Alfred Nobel

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

— Alfred Nobel

The truthful man is usually a liar.

— Alfred Nobel

Worry is the stomach’s worst poison.

— Alfred Nobel

Lying is the greatest of all sins.

— Alfred Nobel

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