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A list of the best Bertolt Brecht quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Bertolt Brecht quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Bertolt Brecht quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Bertolt Brecht should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Bertolt Brecht quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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

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

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

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The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn. Bertolt Brecht

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

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Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes. Bertolt Brecht

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The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it. Bertolt Brecht

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What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank? Bertolt Brecht

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

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War is like love, it always finds a way. Bertolt Brecht

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From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first. Bertolt Brecht

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We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself. Bertolt Brecht

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Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions. Bertolt Brecht

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What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone? Bertolt Brecht

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

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There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two. Bertolt Brecht

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Poverty makes you sad as well as wise. Bertolt Brecht

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

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

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

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For once you must try not to shirk the facts: mankind is kept alive by bestial acts. Bertolt Brecht

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Don't tell me peace has broken out. Bertolt Brecht

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A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a three penny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll have him cold-bloodedly handed over to the police. Bertolt Brecht

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A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls. Bertolt Brecht

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Science knows only one commandment -- contribute to science. Bertolt Brecht

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Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of. Bertolt Brecht

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You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured. Bertolt Brecht

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Right is its own defense. Bertolt Brecht