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Education
Engrave this Quote Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
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-Karl Kraus
Envy / Jealousy
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-Karl Kraus, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990) Trans. by Harry Zohn
Experience
Engrave this Quote Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
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Idealism
Engrave this Quote It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
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-Karl Kraus
Ignorance & Stupidity
Engrave this Quote Stupidity gets up early; that is why events are accustomed to happening in the morning.
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Irony
Engrave this Quote Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
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Morals
Engrave this Quote The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women.
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Engrave this Quote Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
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-Karl Kraus, Morality and Criminal Justice, November, 1906
Patriotism
Engrave this Quote Nationalism is the love which ties me to the blockheads of my country, to the insultors of my way of life, and to the desecrators of my language.
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Praise
Engrave this Quote He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent.
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Psychiatry
Engrave this Quote The difference between psychiatrists and other mentally disturbed people is something like the relationship between concave and convex madness.
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Religion
Engrave this Quote When a culture feels that its end has come, it sends for a priest.
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Sex
Engrave this Quote Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.
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Engrave this Quote Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be taught soon enough how children don
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-Karl Kraus, Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990)
Sleep
Engrave this Quote He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.
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Solitude
Engrave this Quote One's need for loneliness is not satisfied if one sits at a table alone. There must be empty chairs as well.
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War
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Engrave this Quote War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.
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