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Temptation to behave is terrible. ...
by Bertolt Brecht

Temptation to behave is terrible.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

Because things are the way they are,
things will not stay the way they are.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

 

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.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

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

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

Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?
- Bertolt Brecht

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
- Bertolt Brecht

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

Science knows only one commandment -
contribute to science.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

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.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

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

Grub first, then ethics.
- Bertolt Brecht

Don't tell me peace has broken out.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

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.
- Bertolt Brecht

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.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.
- Bertolt Brecht

Everyone needs help from everyone.
- Bertolt Brecht

War is like love; it always finds a way.
- Bertolt Brecht

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht

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

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

Why be a man when you can be a success?
- Bertolt Brecht

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

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

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

Right is its own defense.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

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

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

What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
- Bertolt Brecht

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

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I Resist the Temptation to Judge Others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than
the memory of some temptation we resisted.
- James Branch Cabell

Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard
farther than the loudest call to duty.
- Earl Wilson

You oughtn't to yield to temptation.
Well, somebody must, or the thing becomes absurd.
- Anthony Hope

In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation;
now it is my friend.
What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
- Charles de Gaulle

It is a temptation for me to wear all my rings at once.
- Anna Held

Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception,
temptation, accusation, even persecution.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation
as the tempter is in pressing it,
and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
- Robert South

The American temptation is to believe that foreign
policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
- Henry A. Kissinger

About the only time losing is more fun than winning
is when you're fighting temptation.
- Tom Wilson

All men are liable to error; and most men are,
in many points, by passion or interest,
under temptation to it.
- John Locke

These days the temptation to use steroids in sports
has become too great for many young athletes.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the
meat or the throat of a man;
it may be his food or his poison,
his exercise or his destruction.
- John Owen

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
- Rita Mae Brown

We find many things to which the prohibition of them
constitutes the only temptation.
- William Hazlitt

Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master
and make crouch beneath his foot,
And so be pedestaled in triumph?
- Robert Browning Hamilton

The last temptation is the greatest treason:
to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
- T. S. Eliot

By and large the United States has been able to resist
the temptation to close its doors to the world.
- Roger Mahony

Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to
fight temptation and some some are wrong because they do not know.
- Arsene Wenger

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty.
Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable,
distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
- Anne Baxter

No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is
that is his heart which is capable of responding to it.
- James Allen

The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years,
is always to - look the other way.
- Ugo Betti

There's an awful temptation to just keep on researching.
There comes a point where you just have to stop,
and start writing.
- David McCullough

Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
- H. L. Mencken


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