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Nobel was a genuine friend of peace. He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction, dynam
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"Nobel was a genuine friend of peace. He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction, dynamite, which would make war so senseless that it would become impossible. He was wrong"

- Alva Myrdal

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In this quote, Alva Myrdal is discussing the views of Alfred Nobel, the developer of dynamite. She explains him as a "authentic friend of peace," suggesting that he genuinely thought in the value of peace and wished to promote it. Nobel's belief was that his creation of dynamite would make war outdated since it was such a devastating tool that it would render war pointless. Nevertheless, Myrdal argues that Nobel was wrong in this belief. In spite of his intents, dynamite was still utilized as a weapon in wars and disputes, showing that it did not have actually the wanted effect of preventing war. Myrdal's words work as a reminder that even the most well-intentioned inventions can have unintended consequences.

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Alva Myrdal This quote is written / told by Alva Myrdal between January 31, 1902 and February 1, 1986. She was a famous Diplomat from Sweden. The author also have 24 other quotes.

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