Quotation Explorer - 'Karl Kraus'

Es gibt Menschen, die es zeitlebens einem Bettler nachtragen, daß sie ihm nichts gegeben haben. - Karl Kraus
A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful. - Karl Kraus
War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost. - Karl Kraus
Life is an effort that deserves a better cause. - Karl Kraus
Ask your neighbor only about things you know better yourself. Then his advice could prove valuable. - Karl Kraus
A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer. - Karl Kraus
I and my public understand each other very well; it does not hear what I say, and I don't say what it wants to hear. - Karl Kraus
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards. - Karl Kraus
Sexual enlightenment is justified insofar as girls cannot learn too soon how children do not come into the world. - Karl Kraus
What torture, this life in society! Often someone is obliging enough to offer me a light, and in order to oblige him I have to fish a cigarette out of my pocket. - Karl Kraus
The making of a journalist: no ideas and the ability to express them. - Karl Kraus
Psychoanalysts are father confessors who like to listen to the sins of the father as well. - Karl Kraus
Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess. - Karl Kraus
Many things that I am experiencing I already remember. - Karl Kraus
To be sure, the dog is loyal. But why, on that account, should we take him as an example? He is loyal to men, not to other dogs. - Karl Kraus
The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable. - Karl Kraus
Psychoanalysis is that mental illnes for which it regards itself a therapy. - Karl Kraus
Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid. - Karl Kraus
One's need for loneliness is not satisfied if one sits at a table alone. There must be empty chairs as well. - Karl Kraus
Quien calla una palabra es su dueño; quien la pronuncia es su esclavo. - Karl Kraus
How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print. - Karl Kraus
Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave. - Karl Kraus
Chastity always takes its toll. In some it produces pimples; in others, sex laws. - Karl Kraus
How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read. - Karl Kraus
Where do I find the time for not reading so many books? - Karl Kraus
The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are. - Karl Kraus
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