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“People are too durable, that’s their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“Their peace and their war Are like wind and storm. War grows from their peace.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“When the house of a great one collapses Many little ones are slain.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“Eats first, morals after.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“What rapture, oh, it is to know A good thing when you see it And having seen a good thing, oh, What rapture ’tis to flee it.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“A good soldier has his heart and soul in it. When he receives an order, he gets a hard on, and when he drives his lance through his enemy’s guts, he comes.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“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

“Who fights may lose, but who does not fight has lost already.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“I don’t know what a man is. Only that every man has his price.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“What’s a joy to the one is a nightmare to the other.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“There are a few things that’ll move people to pity, a few, but the trouble is, when they’ve been used several times, they no longer work.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“Something ignoble, loathsome, undignified attends all associations between people and has been transferred to all objects, dwelling, tools, even the landscape itself.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“Love is also like a coconut which is good while it is fresh, but you have to spit it out when the juice is gone, what’s left tastes bitter.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“Suppose they gave a war, and nobody came? Why then, the war would come to you!”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“The man who laughs has simply not yet had the terrible news.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“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

“When you name yourself, you always name another.”

 

Bertolt Brecht

“It’s all right to hesitate if you then go ahead.”

 

Bertolt Brecht