Bertolt Brecht Quotes


But something is missing.

First comes the full stomach, then comes the ethics.

Science has only one commandment: contribution.

But something is missing.

War is like love; always find a way.

Right is your own defense.
Bertolt Brecht Quotes

A man who sees another man on the corner of the street with only a stump in his arm will be so shocked the first time he will give him sixpence. But the second time will only be a bit of three cents. And if he sees it for the third time, he will deliver it in cold blood to the police.

Food comes first, then morals.

Unhappy the earth that needs heroes.

None will improve your lot if you do not do it yourselves.

First feed the face, then speak the right and wrong.

You can start over with your final breath.

You have to attack once the truth is too weak to defend yourself.
Bertolt Brecht Quotes

The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn When teachers themselves are taught to learn.

Eats first, morals after.

First the pork chops, then morality

The fate of man is man.

Love is the wish to give, not to receive.

Unfortunate the country that needs heroes!

Life is short and so is money.

It was never decreed that a god mustn’t pay hotel bills.

War is like love, it always finds a way.

It isn’t important to come out on top, what matters is to be the one who comes out alive.

Who struggles can fail. Who doesn’t struggle has already failed!

Go make yourself a plan And be a shining light. Then make yourself a second plan, For neither will come right.

The right to happiness is fundamental; men live so little time and die alone.
Bertolt Brecht Quotes

There must always be some who are brighter and some who are stupider, the latter make up for it by being better workers.

The mill wheel turns, it turns forever, though what is uppermost remains not so.

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

As regards obstacles, the shortest distance between two points can be a curve.

There are men who struggle for a day and they are good. There are men who struggle for a year and they are better.

There are men who struggle many years, and they are better still. But there are those who struggle all their lives: These are the indispensable ones.

What a miserable thing life is: you’re in clover; only the clover isn’t good enough.

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

What is robbing a bank compared with founding a bank?

It’s all right to hesitate if you then go ahead.
Bertolt Brecht Quotes

Bertolt Brecht Quotes
A person is really dead only when no one thinks about him anymore.

… it’s the simplicity that’s hard to do.

Those who are against politics are in favor of the policy inflicted on them.

Fearful is the seductive power of kindness.

Even hatred of vileness distorts the functions of a man.

When praying does not work, insurance helps.

Often we do not know the reasons on which we act, although of course for others.

Terrible is the temptation to be good.

Those who take the best of the table, teach joy. Those to whom the taxes are destined demand sacrifice. Those who eat to the fullest, speak to the hungry, to the wonderful times to come. Those who lead the country to the abyss, call the government difficult, for ordinary people.

In the contradiction is hope.

Fair people have no sense of humor.

First the food, then the moral.

First food, then morality.

The impact lies in the proximity of the errors.

What is the theft of a bank for the foundation of a bank?

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