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Bertolt Brecht Quotes

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
Bertolt Brecht
Change, Stay

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
Bertolt Brecht
Happiness, Everyone, Heels

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
Bertolt Brecht
Death, Life, Fear

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.
Bertolt Brecht
Alone, Understand, Law

Grub first, then ethics.
Bertolt Brecht
Ethics

There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.
Bertolt Brecht
Leadership, Number, Campaign

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.
Bertolt Brecht
Underwear, Cradle, Coffin

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
Bertolt Brecht
Unhappy, Land, Heroes

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
Bertolt Brecht
Good, Mistakes, Quickly

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
Bertolt Brecht
Happens, Gone, Cheese

Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
Bertolt Brecht
Communication, Society, Cannot

It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.
Bertolt Brecht
Easier, Bank, Holding

Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.
Bertolt Brecht
Book, Reach, Hungry

The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.
Bertolt Brecht
Teacher, Knowledge, Crazy

What’s breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?
Bertolt Brecht
Bank, Breaking, Compared

No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself.
Bertolt Brecht
Yourself, Improve

People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart.
Bertolt Brecht
Fall, Remain, Apart

Everyone needs help from everyone.
Bertolt Brecht
Help, Everyone, Needs

Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
Bertolt Brecht
Wisdom, Old, Mistake

The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren’t always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.
Bertolt Brecht
Top, Bottom, Victories

What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
Bertolt Brecht
Bank, Compared, Founding

War is like love; it always finds a way.
Bertolt Brecht
Love, War, Finds

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.
Bertolt Brecht
Sad, Wise, Makes

Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
Bertolt Brecht
Life, Death, Afraid

Sometimes it’s more important to be human, than to have good taste.
Bertolt Brecht
Good, Taste

To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated.
Bertolt Brecht
Means, Processes, Finesse

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
Bertolt Brecht
Good, Goodness, Demand

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.
Bertolt Brecht
Bad, Heard, News

Science knows only one commandment – contribute to science.
Bertolt Brecht
Science, Knows, Contribute

It’s all right to hesitate if you then go ahead.
Bertolt Brecht
Ahead, Hesitate

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.
Bertolt Brecht
Themselves, Carry, Plans

Temptation to behave is terrible.
Bertolt Brecht
Terrible, Temptation, Behave

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

Don’t tell me peace has broken out.
Bertolt Brecht
Peace, Tell, Broken

Whenever there are great virtues, it’s a sure sign something’s wrong.
Bertolt Brecht
Great, Wrong, Sure

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.
Bertolt Brecht
Good, Peace, War

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.
Bertolt Brecht
Life, Between, Difference

Why be a man when you can be a success?
Bertolt Brecht
Success

People are too durable, that’s their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long.
Bertolt Brecht
Themselves, Last, Trouble

Right is its own defense.
Bertolt Brecht
Defense

Poverty makes you wise but it’s a curse.
Bertolt Brecht
Wise, Makes, Poverty

What a miserable thing life is: you’re living in clover, only the clover isn’t good enough.
Bertolt Brecht
Life, Good, Enough

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