"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."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Friedrich Durrenmatt on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Friedrich Durrenmatt on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."