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Bertolt Brecht

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes”

“Nowadays, anyone who wishes to combat lies and ignorance and to write the truth must overcome at least five difficulties. He must have the courage to write the truth when truth is everywhere opposed; the keenness to recognize it, although it is everywhere concealed; the skill to manipulate it as a weapon; the judgment to select those in whose hands it will be effective; and the running to spread the truth among such persons.”

“Then I will tell you something. I do not believe in it. Forty years among men has consistently taught me that they are not amenable to common sense. Show them the red tail of a comet, fill them with black terror, and they will all come running out of their houses and break their legs. But tell them one sensible proposition and support it with seven reasons, and they will simply laugh in your face”

“Thinking is one of the greatest pleasures of the human race.”

“Such a lot is won when even a single man gets to his feet and says No”

“A man who doesn't know the truth is just an idiot, but a man who knows the truth and calls it a lie is a crook.”

“I'm teaching all the time. When am I to learn?”

“The movements of the stars have become clearer; but to the mass of the people the movements of their masters are still incalculable. [Scene fourteen. Translation by Desmond Vesey, 1960. ‘The present version is a translation of the complete text of the latest German edition, not a stage adaptation.’]”

“The mechanism of the heavens was clearer, the mechanism of their courts was still murky. [Scene fourteen. English version by Charles Laughton.]”

“Stupidity isn't invincible.”

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