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Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 02/10/1898




 

Bertolt Brecht Quotes

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Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
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Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
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What they could do with 'round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.
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The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.
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Right is its own defense.
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Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
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He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.
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Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.
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The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can't do it all by themselves.
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Temptation to behave is terrible.
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Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
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People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart.
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Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
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One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.
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You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.
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To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated.
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Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
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Grub first, then ethics.
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Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science.
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Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
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What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
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There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.
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Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste.
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Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
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People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long.
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