Best Quotes by Bertolt Brecht (Top 10)

  1. Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.
  2. Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.
  3. The first time it was reported that our friends were being butchered there was a cry of horror. Then a hundred were butchered. But when a thousand were butchered and there was no end to the butchery, a blanket of silence spread. When evil-doing comes like falling rain, nobody calls out "stop!" When crimes begin to pile up they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall like rain in summer.
  4. In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.
  5. 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.
  6. Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
  7. Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
  8. The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.
  9. Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
  10. General, your tank is a powerful vehicle It smashes down forests and crushes a hundred men. But it has one defect: It needs a driver. General, your bomber is powerful. It flies faster than a storm and carries more than an elephant. But it has one defect: It needs a mechanic. General, man is very useful. He can fly and he can kill. But he has one defect: He can think.

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