Karl Kraus Quotes

Karl Kraus Quotes

Wo nehm ich nur all die Zeit her, so viel nicht zu lesen?

Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave.

Politics is what a man does in order to conceal what he is and what he himself does not know.

A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful.

Chastity always takes its toll. In some it produces pimples; in others, sex laws.

How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.

War: first, one hopes to win;
then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering;
in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.

The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are.

Es gibt Menschen, die es zeitlebens einem Bettler nachtragen, daß sie ihm nichts gegeben haben.

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