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Fridtjof Nansen Quotes





Alas! Alas! Life is full of disappointments; as one reaches one ridge there is always another and a higher one beyond which blocks the view.
 

I demolish my bridges behind me - then there is no choice but forward.
 

If nations could overcome the mutual fear and distrust whose somber shadow is now thrown over the world, and could meet with confidence and good will to settle their possible differences, they would easily be able to establish a lasting peace.
[War]
 

It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.
 

Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention.
 

Never stop because you are afraid - you are never so likely to be wrong.
 

Social problems can no longer be solved by class warfare any more than international problems can be solved by wars between nations. Warfare is negative and will sooner or later lead to destruction, while good will and cooperation are positive and supply the only safe basis for building a better future.
[Society]
 

The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.
 

The old proverb that Beelzebub has to be driven out by Beelzebub is a dangerous one: the use of evil will create more evil, war more hostile feelings, and the use of force more need of force.
[War]