1. 10

    The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are.

    53
  2. 9

    Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.

    55
  3. 8

    A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.

    56
  4. 7

    Newspapers have roughly the same relationship to life as fortune-tellers to metaphysics.

    57
  5. 6

    Christianity has enriched the erotic meal with the appetizer of curiosity and spoiled it with the dessert of remorse.

    58
  6. 5

    An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.

    60
  7. 4

    The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the framework of an upside-down world order has stood every test.

    61
  8. 3

    I had a terrible vision: I saw an encyclopedia walk up to a polymath and open him up.

    63
  9. 2

    Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.

    63
  10. 1

    The streets of Vienna are paved with culture, the streets of other cities with asphalt.

    165
  11. Last Update: 28 September 2022

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