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Karl Kraus (1874 – 1936)


Austrian journalist, satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright and poet.
Karl Kraus
The superman is a premature ideal, one that presupposes a man.
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Keep your passions in check, but beware of giving your reason free rein.
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Most writers have no other quality than the reader: taste. But the latter has the better taste, because he does not write - and the best if he does not read.




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There are women who are not beautiful but only look that way.
Kraus Karl
Life is an effort that deserves a better cause.
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Family life is an encroachment on private life.
Karl Kraus
Sound opinions are valueless. What matters is who holds them.
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Lord, forgive them, for they know what they do!
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Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.
Kraus Karl
A "seducer" who boasts of initiating women into the mystery of love is like a stranger who arrives at a railroad station and offers to show the sights to a tourist guide.
Karl Kraus
I am not for women but against men.




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Education is what most people receive, many pass on, and few have.
Karl Kraus
Solitude would be an ideal state if one were able to pick the people one avoids.
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Only he is an artist who can make a riddle out of a solution.
Kraus Karl
What is the Ninth Symphony compared to a Tin Pan Alley hit played on a hurdy-gurdy and a memory?
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It is better not to express what one means than to express what one does not mean.
Karl Kraus
Nothing is more unfathomable than a woman's superficiality.
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Many share my views with me. But I don't share them with them.
Karl Kraus
A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful.
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Hate must make a person productive; otherwise one might as well love.


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