Karl Kraus

1874 - 1936

A Quote by Karl Kraus

How powerful social mores are!  Only a spider's web lies across the volcano, yet it refrains from erupting.

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

Source: Dicta and Contradicta

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A Quote by Karl Kraus on interconnection

Love thy neighbor as thyself.  Because each of us is his own neighbor.

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

Source: Dicta and Contradicta

Contributed by: James

A Quote by Karl Kraus

You don't even live once.

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

Source: Dicta and Contradicta

Contributed by: James

A Quote by Karl Kraus on belief, lies, and world

How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read.

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Karl Kraus on aphorisms and truth

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

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Karl Kraus on education

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

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Karl Kraus on beginning, day, originality, and world

The world has become uglier since it began to look into a mirror every day; so let us settle for the mirror image and do without an inspection of the original.

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Karl Kraus on decisions, doubt, and weakness

A weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards.

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Karl Kraus on books, reading, and time

Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Karl Kraus on expectation, hope, satisfaction, surprises, and war

War is, at first, the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn't any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone's being worse off.

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

Contributed by: Zaady

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