Alfred Nobel Quotes


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

~ Alfred Nobel

Contentment is the only real wealth.

~ Alfred Nobel

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

~ Alfred Nobel

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.

~ Alfred Nobel

Good wishes alone will not ensure peace.

~ 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

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.

~ Alfred Nobel

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

~ Alfred Nobel

Lying is the greatest of all sins.

~ Alfred Nobel

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.

~ Alfred Nobel

Perhaps my factories will put an end to war sooner than your congresses: on the day that two army corps can mutually annihilate each other in a second, all civilized nations will surely recoil with horror and disband their troops.

~ Alfred Nobel

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

~ Alfred Nobel

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.

~ Alfred Nobel

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