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Bertolt Brecht Quotes

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

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.

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

Don't tell me peace has broken out.

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.

Everyone needs help from everyone.

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Grub first, then ethics.

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.