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Karl Kraus

Top 10 Karl Kraus Quotes,  Austrian
Total Quotes : 26
Behind Agreement Means

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.

- Karl Kraus

Mother Thought Language

Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.

- Karl Kraus

Feminine Masculine Epigram

Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram.

- Karl Kraus

Education Receive Most

Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess.

- Karl Kraus

Beautiful Woman Cannot

A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful.

- Karl Kraus

Country Individual Might

Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.

- Karl Kraus

Stupidity Which Elemental

Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match.

- Karl Kraus

Union Meanness Matrimony

Matrimony is the union of meanness and martyrdom.

- Karl Kraus

War Lie Led

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

Jealousy Bark Which

Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves.

- Karl Kraus

Experience Which Puts

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

- Karl Kraus

Boredom Disease Secondary

Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.

- Karl Kraus

More Am Becomes

I am already so popular that anyone who vilifies me becomes more popular than I am.

- Karl Kraus

Ideal Pick Would

Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.

- Karl Kraus

Equal Same Contempt

To me all men are equal: there are jackasses everywhere, and I have the same contempt for them all.

- Karl Kraus

Education Sex Come

Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be taught soon enough how children don't come into the world.

- Karl Kraus

Ideas More Express

Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.

- Karl Kraus

Truth His Threatens

If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.

- Karl Kraus

Never Given Having

There are people who can never forgive a beggar for their not having given him anything.

- Karl Kraus

Nature Appear Squeeze

Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.

- Karl Kraus