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.
As quoted in The Military Quotation Book (2002) by James Charlton, p. 114
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
If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.Alfred Nobel