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.
Hope is nature’s veil for hiding truth’s nakedness.
Contentment is the only real wealth.
Good wishes alone will not ensure peace.
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.
It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected.
Home is where I work, and I work everywhere.
A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.
A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.
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.
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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