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Bertolt Brecht Quotes


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People remain what they are, even when their faces fall to pieces.
[Self Acceptance]
 

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.
[Poverty]
 

Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse.
 

Right is its own defense.
 

Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science.
 

Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
 

Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste.
 

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.
 

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.
 

The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.
 

The mill wheel turns, it turns forever, though what is uppermost remains not so.
 

The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.
 

There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.
 

To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated.
 

Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear.
[Progress]
 

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
 

War is like love, it always finds a way.
[War]
 

What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.
[Forgiveness]
 

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
 


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