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A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
Children
Karl Kraus

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A man's eroticism is a woman's sexuality.
Eroticism
Karl Kraus

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A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
Writers and Writing
Karl Kraus

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An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.
Aphorisms and Epigrams
Karl Kraus

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Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children?
Army and Navy
Karl Kraus

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Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave.
Democracy
Karl Kraus

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Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.
Learning
Karl Kraus

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Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
Education
Karl Kraus

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He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.
Sleep
Karl Kraus

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If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.
Journalism and Journalists
Karl Kraus

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Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.
Language
Karl Kraus

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Matrimony is the union of meanness and martyrdom.
Marriage
Karl Kraus

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Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it.
Scandal
Karl Kraus

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Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.
Science and Scientists
Karl Kraus

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Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
Irony
Karl Kraus

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Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.
Sexuality
Karl Kraus

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Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Crime and Criminals
Karl Kraus

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Stupidity gets up early; that is why events are accustomed to happening in the morning.
Stupidity
Karl Kraus

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The closer the look one takes at a word, the greater distance from which it looks back.
Words
Karl Kraus

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The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women.
Morality
Karl Kraus

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The psychoanalysts pick our dreams as if they were our pockets.
Psychoanalysis
Karl Kraus

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When a culture feels that its end has come, it sends for a priest.
Religion
Karl Kraus

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
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