Friedrich Durrenmatt Quotes

46 Friedrich Durrenmatt quotes:

"Above all, be suspicious of your fatherland. Nobody is more inclined to become a murderer than a fatherland."
"Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them."
"Man is imperfect. The reality he creates is always endangered by man."
"One does not set fire to a world which is already lost."
"Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is."
"Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead."
"The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all."
"This inhuman world has to become more humane. But how?"
"World history is tragic."
"Power is paradoxical."
"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."
"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."
"The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness."
"We are the world."
"You can't take back an act you were able to think."
"A story is not finished, until it took the worst turn."
"Everything in the world can be changed, my dear Florestan, but the human being."
"Pretend to be dumb, that's the only way to reach old age."
"So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right."
"The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said."

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