Bertolt Brecht

1898 - 1956

A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on teamwork, help, history, labour, and working class

"Young Alexander conquered India.
He alone?
Caesar beat the Gauls. Was there not even a cook in his army?
Philip of Spain wept as his fleet was sunk and destroyed. Were there no other tears?
Frederick the Great triumphed in the Seven Years War. Who
Triumphed with him?"

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: A Worker Reads History

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on art and reality

Art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht

If we could learn to look instead of gawking,
We'd see the horror in the heart of farce,
If only we could act instead of talking,
We wouldnt always end up on our arse.
This was the thing that nearly has us mastered;
Dont rejoyce in his defeat, you men!
Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard,
The bitch that bore him is in heat again.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on obstacles

As regards obstacles, the shortest distance between two points can be a curve.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on good, peace, trouble, and war

What they could do with round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: Mother Courage and Her Children, 1941. act I

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on justice

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Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear- And he shows them pearly white- Just a jackknife has Macheath, dear- And he keeps it out of sight.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper)1928, The Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on success

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Why be a man when you can be a success?

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on good and losing

Oh! Moon of Alabama We now must say good-bye We've lost our good old mama And must have whiskey Oh, you know why!

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Aupstieg und liall den- Stadt Mahagonny). 1931. Alabama Song

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