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Born in 1898 / Died in 1956 / Germany / German

Quotes by Bertolt Brecht

It's all right to hesitate if you then go ahead.
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.
Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.
Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.
Temptation to behave is terrible.
The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.
Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse.
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a three penny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll have him cold-bloodedly handed over to the police.
The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.
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.
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
Right is its own defense.
What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.
People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long.
Don't tell me peace has broken out.
Everyone needs help from everyone.
From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.
Grub first, then ethics.
People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart.
He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.