Friedrich Durrenmatt Quotes

46 Friedrich Durrenmatt quotes:

"We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior."
"Power is paradoxical."
"Above all, be suspicious of your fatherland. Nobody is more inclined to become a murderer than a fatherland."
"The savages don't have atom bombs."
"A story has been thought through to the end when it has taken the worst possible turn."
"A story is not finished, until it took the worst turn."
"Communism is a proposition to structure the world more reasonably, a proposition for changing the world. As such, we have to analyze it and, if we deem it reasonable, act upon it."
"Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them."
"Everything in the world can be changed, my dear Florestan, but the human being."
"For a person who is dying only eternity counts."
"For people who have no critical acumen, a state is a mythical entity, for those who think critically it is a rational fiction, created by man in order to facilitate human coexistence."
"Human life is beyond comprehension."
"I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans. We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him."
"In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect."
"Justice is horrible."
"Man is imperfect. The reality he creates is always endangered by man."
"News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news."
"Nothing that has been thought can ever be taken back."
"One does not set fire to a world which is already lost."
"Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands."

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