Now I am steel-set: I follow the call to the clear radiance and glow of the heights.
To seek one's goals and to drive toward it, steeling one's heart, is most uplifting!
This is life! It can harden and it can exalt!
Marriage is something you have to give your whole mind to.
What's a man's first duty? The answer is brief: To be himself.
Different people have different duties assigned to them by Nature; Nature has given one the power or the desire to do this, the other that. Each bird must sing with his own throat.
Yes, you may depend upon it he has the ability! He is the younger generation that stands ready to knock at my door - to make an end of Halvard Solness.
You see, there are some people that one loves, and others that perhaps one would rather be with.
To live is to war with trolls.
A thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed.
I am in revolt against the age-old lie that the majority is always right.
It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life
I am afraid, Torvald, I do not exactly know what religion is. ... When I am away from all this, and am alone, I will look into that matter too. I will see if what the clergyman said is true, or at all events if it is true for me.
A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow.
Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.
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.
The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority.