"How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Karl Kraus on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Karl Kraus on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Karl Kraus on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Karl Kraus on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Karl Kraus on Winston Churchill
"Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis."
"Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots."
"Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess."
"Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be taught soon enough how children don't come into the world."
"Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust."