Stanislaw Jerzy Lec - Quotes

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You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories. ---->>>

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it. ---->>>

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper. ---->>>

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.

The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books. ---->>>

Value your words. Each one may be the last. ---->>>

Don't trust the heart, it wants your blood. ---->>>

Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork? ---->>>

Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody. ---->>>

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy. ---->>>

People find life entirely too time-consuming. ---->>>

Whenever man begins to doubt himself, he does something so stupid that he is reassured. ---->>>

In a war of ideas it is people who get killed. ---->>>

Never lie when the truth is more profitable. ---->>>

Telling lies does not work in advertising. ---->>>

Mankind deserves sacrifice - but not of mankind. ---->>>

First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent. ---->>>

Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing. ---->>>

The first requisite for immortality is death. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Polish
Born: 03-06, 1909
Birthplace:
Die: 05-07, 1966
Occupation: Poet
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Stanisław Jerzy Lec (Polish pronunciation: [staˈɲiswaf ˈjɛʐɨ lɛts]; 6 March 1909 – 7 May 1966), born Baron Stanisław Jerzy de Tusch-Letz, was a Polish aphorist and poet. Often mentioned among the greatest writers of post-war Poland, he was one of the more influential aphorists on the 20th century, known for lyrical poetry and skeptical philosophical-moral aphorisms, often with a political subtext (wikipedia)