Fridtjof Nansen Quotes

Fridtjof Nansen was born on 10th October 1861. He is known as a Norwegian explorer, writer, diplomat, Scientist, humanitarian, champion skier, ice skater and Nobel Peace Prize winner for his extraordinary humanitarian effort in 1922. After some Introduction now I am moving towards the topic which is Fridtjof Nansen Quotes.

Best Fridtjof Nansen Quotes 

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  • “War will cease when men refuse to fight.”
  • “Never stop because you are afraid – you are never so likely to be wrong.”
  • “The history of the human race is a continual struggle from darkness into light. It is, therefore, to no purpose to discuss the use of knowledge; man wants to know, and when he ceases to do so, is no longer a man.”
  • “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.”
  • “It is better to go skiing and think of God than go to church and think of sport.”
  • “Man wants to know, and when he ceases to do so, he is no longer a man.”
  • “Have you not succeeded? Continue! Have you succeeded? Continue!”
  • “Never stop because you are afraid – you are never so likely to be wrong.”
  • “Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention.”
  • “Hope is a rickety craft to trust one’s self to. I”
  • “Is it not in the struggle to obtain knowledge that happiness exists? I am very ignorant, consequently, the conditions of happiness are mine.”
  • “Love is life’s snow. It falls deepest and softest into the gashes left by the fight – whiter and purer than snow itself.”
  • “The first great thing is to find yourself and for that you need solitude and contemplation – at least sometimes. I can tell you deliverance will not come from the rushing noisy centers of civilization. It will come from the lonely places.”
  • “Wednesday, November 8th, 1893. Here I sit in the still winter night on the drifting ice-floe and see only stars above me. Far off I see the threads of life twisting themselves into the intricate web which stretches unbroken from life’s sweet morning dawn to the eternal death-stillness of ice. Thought follows thought—you pick the whole to pieces, and it seems so small—but high above all towers one form … Why did you take this voyage? … Could I do otherwise? Can the river arrest its course and run uphill? My plan has come to nothing. That palace of theory which I reared, in pride and self-confidence, high above all silly objections have fallen like a house of cards at the first breath of wind. Build up the most ingenious theories and you may be sure of one thing—that fact will defy them all. Was I so very sure? Yes, at times; but that was self-deception, intoxication. A secret doubt lurked behind all the reasoning. It seemed as though the longer I defended my theory, the nearer I came to doubt it. But no, there is not getting over the evidence of that Siberian drift-wood. But if, after all, we are on the wrong track, what then? Only disappointed human hopes, nothing more. And even if we perish, what will it matter in the endless cycles of eternity?”
  • “The difficult is what takes a little time. The impossible is what takes a little longer.”
  • “beneath this crust, hundreds of fathoms down, there seems a world of checkered life in all its changing forms, a world of the same composition as ours, with the same instincts, the same sorrows, and also, no doubt, the same joys; everywhere the same struggle for existence. So it ever is. If we penetrate within even the hardest shell we come upon the pulsations of life, however thick the crust may be.”
  • “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.”
  • “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward”
  • “beneath this crust, hundreds of fathoms down, there seems a world of checkered life in all its changing forms, a world of the same composition as ours, with the same instincts, the same sorrows, and also, no doubt, the same joys; everywhere the same struggle for existence. So it ever is. If we penetrate within even the hardest shell we come upon the pulsations of life, however thick the crust may be.”
  • “The whole plan of extermination was nothing less than a cold-blooded, calculated political measure, having for its object the annihilation of a superior element in the population, which might prove troublesome, and to this must be added the motive of greed.”

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So here are some of the best and famous Quotations or wise sayings by Noble peace prize winner Fridtjof Nansen. Now I hope these quotes will be very helpful for you to get wisdom and knowledge for living a high quality and successful life.

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