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Alfred Bernhard Nobel ( 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. Known for inventing dynamite, Nobel also owned Bofors, which he had redirected from its previous role as primarily an iron and steel producer to a major manufacturer of cannon and other armaments. Nobel held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. After reading a premature obituary which condemned him for profiting from the sales of arms, he bequeathed his fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him. His name also survives in modern-day companies such as Dynamit Nobel and AkzoNobel, which are descendants of mergers with companies Nobel himself established.(from Wikipedia)


“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

“A recluse without books and Ink is already in life a dead man” ― Alfred Nobel

“The day when two army corps can annihilate each other in one second, all civilized nations, it is to be hoped, will recoil from war and discharge their troops.” ― Alfred Nobel

“Kant’s style is so heavy that after his pure reason, the reader longs for unreasonableness.” ― 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
“If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.” ― Alfred Nobel
“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 am a misanthrope, but exceedingly benevolent; I am very cranky, and am a super-idealist. … I can digest philosophy better than food.” ― 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

“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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