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14 Fridtjof Nansen Quotes to Make Us Stay Persistent

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If you are in the middle of facing a problem and you feel like wanting to give up, just read Fridtjof Nansen quotes. His quotes represent how he went through the challenges in his life. Born in 1861, Fridtjof Nansen was famous for his humanitarian works. He was an adventurer, author, oceanographer, and also an athlete.

He committed his life to humanitarian acts. He saved countless people after the First World War, using his philanthropic works. He was a well-known cross-country skier. If you remember how cool Aristotle as a philosopher, then you must know Fridtjof Nansen because he was also a Doctor in philosophy.

Fridtjof Nansen Quotes

“Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention.”
– Fridtjof Nansen

 “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.”
– Fridtjof Nansen

 “Man wants to know, and when he ceases to do so, he is no longer a man.”
– Fridtjof Nansen

“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.”
– Fridtjof Nansen

 “Never stop because you are afraid – you are never so likely to be wrong.”
– Fridtjof Nansen

 “You are one with your skis and nature. This is something that develops not only the body but the soul as well, and it has a deeper meaning for a people than most of us perceive.”
– Fridtjof Nansen

 “Is it not in the struggle to obtain knowledge that happiness exists? I am very ignorant, consequently the conditions of happiness are mine.”
– Fridtjof Nansen

“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.”

– Fridtjof Nansen

“Happiness is the struggle towards a summit and, when it is attained, it is happiness to glimpse new summits on the other side.”

– Fridtjof Nansen

“If nations could overcome the mutual fear and distrust whose sombre 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.

– Fridtjof Nansen

“No future, however, can be built on despair, distrust, hatred, and envy.”

– Fridtjof Nansen

“We can no longer look to traditional leadership for any hope of salvation. We have of late experienced one diplomatic and political congress after another; has any one of these brought the solution any nearer?”

– Fridtjof Nansen

“That is how I see mankind in its suffering; that is how I see the suffering people of Europe, bleeding to death on deserted battlefields after conflicts which to a great extent were not their own.”

– Fridtjof Nansen

“The soul of the world is mortally sick, its courage broken, its ideals tarnished, and the will to live gone; the horizon is hazy, hidden behind burning clouds of destruction, and faith in the dawn of mankind is no more.”

– Fridtjof Nansen

The Norwegian explorer suggests us not to stop pursuing what we want to have or achieve. Fridtjof Nansen believed that all people could do their best to solve the problems, even when they looked difficult or impossible. Also, when we have succeeded in doing something, we should not stop working on what we like.

Reading Fridtjof Nansen quotes makes us believe that we can live our life proudly, by not surrendering to any challenges. The Nobel Peace Prize winner died in 1930, but his works remain useful. Up to now, many people remember him as a person who cared and helpful. Do you want to be like Fridtjof Nansen?

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