Bertolt Brecht Quotes

Bertolt Brecht Quotes

People who understand everything get no stories.

The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars.

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is at their heels.

Corpses sour you. They are bad for objectivity.


Den Tigern ertrann ich
Die Wanzen nährte ich
Aufgefressen wurde ich
Von den Mittelmäßigkeiten.

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

We're not responsible, he thought. This planet is a temporary affair. It's whizzing with all kinds of other ones, a whole range of planetary stuff, toward a star in the Milky Way. On that kind of a planet we're not responsible, he thought.

Why be a man when you can be a success.

We attacked a foreign people and treated them like rebels. As you know, it's all right to treat barbarians barbarically. It's the desire to be barbaric that makes governments call their enemies barbarians.

The war which is coming
Is not the first one. There were
Other wars before it.
When the last one came to an end
There were conquerors and conquered.
Among the conquered the common people
Starved. Among the conquerors
The common people starved too.

Sto lavorando duro per preparare il mio prossimo errore.

Potkupljivost je u ljudi isto što u Boga milosrđe.

Some party hack decreed that the people
had lost the government's confidence
and could only regain it with redoubled effort.
If that is the case, would it not be be simpler,
If the government simply dissolved the people
And elected another?

Those who are weak don't fight.
Those who are stronger might fight
for an hour.
Those who are stronger still might fight
for many years.
The strongest fight
their whole life.
They are the indispensable ones.

Such a lot is won when even a single man gets to his feet and says No

He says he'd like to kiss the ground you walk on-reminds me, did you wash them yesterday?- and after that you're his skivvy.

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