Karl Kraus Quotes

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.

Karl Kraus

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

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Hate must make a man productive. Otherwise one might as well love.

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He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.

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An illusion of depth often occurs if a blockhead is a muddlehead at the same time

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Immortality is the only thing which doesn't tolerate being postponed.

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Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.

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The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so that they believe they are as clever as he

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A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful.

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

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Nowadays the thief cannot be distinguished from his victim. Neither has any valuable objects on him.

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

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Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.

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There is nothing worse than an idle hour, with no occupation offering. People who have many such hours are simply animals waiting docilely for death. We all come to that state soon or late. It is the curse of senility.

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Virginity is the ideal of those who want to deflower.

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A woman who cannot be ugly, is not beautiful

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