Karl Kraus Quotes

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Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots. -Karl Kraus
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Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be taught soon enough how children don't come into the world. -Karl Kraus
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Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust. -Karl Kraus
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If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies. -Karl Kraus
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Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves. -Karl Kraus
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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
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When a man is treated like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast, he says 'After all, I'm only human.' -Karl Kraus
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Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy. -Karl Kraus
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To me all men are equal: there are jackasses everywhere, and I have the same contempt for them all. -Karl Kraus
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Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid -Karl Kraus
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Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram -Karl Kraus
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He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent. -Karl Kraus
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Christian morality prefers remorse to precede lust, and then lust not to follow. -Karl Kraus
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The trouble with Germans is not that they fire shells, but that they engrave them with quotations from Kant -Karl Kraus
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A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful. -Karl Kraus
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Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis. -Karl Kraus
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The mission of the press is to spread culture while destroying the attention span -Karl Kraus
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Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match. -Karl Kraus
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Stupidity gets up early; that is why events are accustomed to happening in the morning. -Karl Kraus
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A man's eroticism is a woman's sexuality. -Karl Kraus
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Intercourse with a woman is sometimes a satisfactory substitute for masturbation. But it takes a lot of imagination to make it work. -Karl Kraus
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Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave -Karl Kraus
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The difference between psychiatrists and other mentally disturbed people is something like the relationship between concave and convex madness. -Karl Kraus
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My unconscious knows more about the consciousness of the psychologist than his consciousness knows about my unconscious -Karl Kraus
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I would have stage-fright if I had to speak with every one of the people before whom I speak. -Karl Kraus
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Family life is an encroachment on private life. -Karl Kraus
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Keep your passions in check, but beware of giving your reason free rein. -Karl Kraus
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To write a novel may be pure pleasure. To live a novel presents certain difficulties. As for reading a novel, I do my best to get out of it. -Karl Kraus
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An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths. -Karl Kraus
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He who sleeps half a day has won half a life. -Karl Kraus
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It is either a half-truth or a truth and a half. -Karl Kraus
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Life is an effort that deserves a better cause. -Karl Kraus
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The psychoanalysts pick our dreams as if they were our pockets. -Karl Kraus
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Politics is what a man does in order to conceal what he is and what he himself does not know. -Karl Kraus
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The esthete stands in the same relation to beauty as the pornographer stands to love, and the politician stands to life. -Karl Kraus
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My language is the common prostitute that I turn into a virgin. -Karl Kraus
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The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable. -Karl Kraus
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