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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Poet
Nation: German
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Temptation to behave is terrible.

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Why be a man when you can be a success?

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Don't tell me peace has broken out.

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People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long.

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Right is its own defense.

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The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can't do it all by themselves.

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There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.

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You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.

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Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse.

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Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste.

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The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.

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War is like love; it always finds a way.

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What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.

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What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?

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Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.

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One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.

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What they could do with 'round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.

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Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.

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Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.

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It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.

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Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.

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Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.

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Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.

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The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.

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The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.

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From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

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Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.

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Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.

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To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated.

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What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?

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Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.

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He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

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Everyone needs help from everyone.

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Grub first, then ethics.

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No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself.

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People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart.

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What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?

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No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.

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Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science.

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Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.

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It's all right to hesitate if you then go ahead.

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Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.

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