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Famous quotes

We are all familiar with quotes from famous personalities in our own languages and cultures - but how many do we know from elsewhere in different languages? Here is a chance to discover the wisdom, truths (or half-truths!), creativity, humour and sometimes downright cynicism from a range of cultures and languages as well as their origins. Do you have a favourite? We would be delighted if you would also contribute some of your own!

Famous quotes

We are all familiar with quotes from famous personalities in our own languages and cultures - but how many do we know from elsewhere in different languages? Here is a chance to discover the wisdom, truths (or half-truths!), creativity, humour and sometimes downright cynicism from a range of cultures and languages as well as their origins. Do you have a favourite? We would be delighted if you would also contribute some of your own!
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Når man er tyve år har man løst verdensgåden. I trediveårsalderen begynder man at tænke over den og i fyrreårsalderen finder man den uløselig. When you're twenty, you've solved the world's riddle. At thirty you start to think about it and at forty you find it unsolvable.

By Johan August Strindberg


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Penge ødelægger næsten alt – og manglen på penge resten. Money ruins almost everything - and the lack of money the rest.

By Hans Bendix


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Naar vi læse gamle Historier, støde vi os over Forfædrenes Skikke og Maneerer: Og, naar vore Efterkommere igien læse disse Tiders Historier, ville de maaskee finde ligesaa stor Materie til Latter. When we read old histories, we are struck by the customs and manners of our ancestors: And, when our descendants read the histories of our own times, they may as well find quite as much matter for laughter.

By Ludvig Holberg (1684 – 1754), Danish writer, essayist, philosopher and historian


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Gud skabte manden før kvinden. Det er ligesom, når jeg skriver. Først laver jeg en kladde. God created man before woman. It's like when I write. First I make a draft.

By Karen Blixen, author


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Forgyldning forgår, men svinelæder består. Gilding perishes, but pig leather endures.

By Hans Christian Andersen


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Hvad er ungdom? En drøm. Hvad er kærlighed? Drømmens indhold. What is youth? A dream. What is love? The content of the dream.

By Søren Kierkegaard, philosopher


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Hvad vil mennesket med det evige liv, hvis det keder sig søndag eftermiddag? What does man want with eternal life if he is bored on Sunday afternoon?

By Søren Kierkegaard


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Livet forstås baglæns, men må leves forlæns. Life can only be understood by looking backward; but it must be lived looking forward.

By Søren Kierkegaard