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Bertolt Brecht Quotes

(1898-1956), German Dramatist, Poet

A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls.

Category: Acting And Actors

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

Category: Bankers And Banking

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

Category: Bankers And Banking

A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a three penny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll have him cold-bloodedly handed over to the police.

Category: Charity

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Category: Dress

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

Category: Endurance

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

Category: Faces

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

Category: Goodness

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.

Category: Heroes And Heroism

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

Category: Insurance

Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear.

Category: Invention And Inventor

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.

Category: Law And Lawyers

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

Category: Leaders And Leadership

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

Category: Life And Living

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

Category: Media