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Bertolt Brecht
February 10, 1898 - August 14, 1956
Nationality: German
Category: Poet
Subcategory: German Poet

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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.


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


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.


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


From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.


What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?


Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science.


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


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