Top 10 Alfred Nobel Quotes

Alfred Nobel(October 21, 1833 – December 10, 1896) was a Swedish engineer who  invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prizes. 

Here are Alfred Nobel’s top ten greatest quotes:


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

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

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Contentment is the only real wealth.

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Good wishes alone will not ensure peace.

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On the day when two armies will be able to annihilate each other in one second, all civilized nations will recoil from war in horror and disband their forces.

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It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected.

Brotherhood, Love, Confidence, Respect


Home is where I work, and I work everywhere.

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

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

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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.

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Thank you Alfred Nobel!

Interesting Alfred Nobel Facts:

  • He had over 350 patents.
  • His father, Immanuel Nobel, was also an inventor and engineer.
  • He wrote poems, novels, and even a play called Nemesis.
  • His brother died by a nitroglycerin explosion that led to his inventions of safer uses of nitroglycerin, such as the detonator, the blasting cap, dynamite, and gelignite.
  • His net worth was around $250 million in which he donated to the Nobel Prizes to promote peace.

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