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Bertolt Brecht

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht , commonly known as Bertolt Brecht, was an influential German Marxist dramatist, stage director, and poet of the 20th century.
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Grub first, then ethics.

Bertolt Brecht

Right is its own defense.

Bertolt Brecht

There are times when you have to choose between being human and having good taste.

Bertolt Brecht

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

Bertolt Brecht

What is the crime of robbing a bank compared with the crime of founding one.

Bertolt Brecht

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

Bertolt Brecht

A good Communist has many dents in his helmet. And some of them are the work of the enemy.

Bertolt Brecht

From new transmitters came the old stupidities.Wisdom was passed on from mouth to mouth.

Bertolt Brecht

For the villainy of the world is great, and a man has to run his legs off to keep them from being stolen out fom underneath him.

Bertolt Brecht

On thinking about Hell, I gather My brother Shelley found it was a place Much like the city of London. I Who live in Los Angeles and not in London Find, on thinking about Hell, that it must be Still more like Los Angeles.

Bertolt Brecht

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Bertolt Brecht

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.

Bertolt Brecht

War is like love; it always finds a way.

Bertolt Brecht

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.

Bertolt Brecht

The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.

Bertolt Brecht

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

Bertolt Brecht

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.

Bertolt Brecht

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

Bertolt Brecht

The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.

Bertolt Brecht

Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse.

Bertolt Brecht

You can't write poems about trees when the woods are full of policemen.

Bertolt Brecht

Don't tell me peace has broken out.

Bertolt Brecht

From new transmitters came the old stupidities. Wisdom was passed on from mouth to mouth.

Bertolt Brecht

I don't trust him. We're friends.

Bertolt Brecht

Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.

Bertolt Brecht
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