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Quotations by author » Karl Kraus
Austrian Journalist, Critic, Playwright and Poet, 1874-1936
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A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
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A man's eroticism is a woman's sexuality.
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A weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards.
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A woman occasionally is quite a serviceable substitute for masturbation.
Women
A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful.
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A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
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Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.
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An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.
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An aphorism never coincides with the truth: it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.
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An illusion of depth often occurs if a blockhead is a muddlehead at the same time
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Artists have a right to be modest and a duty to be vain.
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Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children?
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Christian morality prefers remorse to precede lust, and then lust not to follow
ChristianityMorality
Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
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Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence. Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.
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Curses on the law! Most of my fellow citizens are the sorry consequences of uncommitted abortions
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Democracy divides people into workers and loafers. It makes no provision for those who have no time to work.
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Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave
Democracy
Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life
Learning
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots
Education
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