Thursday, August 9, 2012

Quote of the Day (Henrik Ibsen, on Liberty)

“One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands still in the midst of the struggle and says, ‘I have it,’ merely shows by so doing that he has just lost it.”—Playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), in a letter to Georg Brandes, February 17, 1871, as translated in Henrik Ibsen : Bjornstjerne Bjornson. Critical Studies, by Georg Morris Cohen Brandes (1899)

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