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Karl Kraus


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

#Diplomats #Led #Lie #Lies #Ruled #War #World War


Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.

Karl Kraus

#Cannot #Experience #Puts #Savings #Wisdom


I and my public understand each other very well: it does not hear what I say, and I don't say what it wants to hear.

Karl Kraus


An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.

Karl Kraus

#Aphorism


The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the framework of an upside-down world order has stood every test.

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#Framework


A fine world in which man reproaches woman with fulfilling his heart's desire!

Karl Kraus


Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children?

Karl Kraus

#Children #Navy #Playing #Soldier


What are all the orgies of Bacchus when compared to the intoxication of someone who completely surrenders to continence!

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#Intoxication


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.

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#Beast


Psychoanalysts are father confessors who like to listen to the sins of the father as well.

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#Father


Moral responsibility is what is lacking in a man when he demands it of a woman.

Karl Kraus

#Lacking #Moral #Responsibility


Ideas are transplanted by splitting, thoughts by sprouting.

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#Ideas #Thoughts


Diplomacy is a game of chess in which the nations are checkmated.

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#Game #Nations


The unattractive thing about chauvinism is not so much the aversion to other nations as the love of one's own.

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#Nations


Family life is an encroachment on private life.

Karl Kraus

#Family