Bertolt Brecht - Quotes

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

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

What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank? ---->>>

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

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

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.

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

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

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 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.

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

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

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.

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

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

People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart. ---->>>

War is like love; it always finds a way.

War is like love; it always finds a way.

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably. ---->>>

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.

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

Grub first, then ethics. ---->>>

You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured. ---->>>

It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk. ---->>>

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

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes. ---->>>

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone? ---->>>

What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank? ---->>>

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first. ---->>>

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

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life. ---->>>

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news. ---->>>

Everyone needs help from everyone. ---->>>

It's all right to hesitate if you then go ahead. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long. ---->>>

Right is its own defense. ---->>>

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

Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong. ---->>>

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 they could do with 'round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization. ---->>>

No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself. ---->>>

Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science. ---->>>

Why be a man when you can be a success? ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Don't tell me peace has broken out. ---->>>

Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: February 10, 1898
Birthplace:
Die: 08-14, 1956
Occupation: Poet
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Eugen Berthold Friedrich "Bertolt" Brecht (; German: [bʀɛçt]; 10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956) was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director of the 20th century. He made contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter through the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble – the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife, long-time collaborator and actress Helene Weigel (wikipedia)