"In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Mahatma Gandhi
"Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason."
"Pretend to be dumb, that's the only way to reach old age."
"Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them."
"Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and, at the same time, create a new need to change the world again."
"News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news."