Zitat des Tages von Friedrich Durrenmatt:
Truth is always a delusion.
Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead.
For a person who is dying only eternity counts.
The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness.
It is inhuman to continue a war which could easily be ended.
Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand.
Communism is a proposition to structure the world more reasonably, a proposition for changing the world. As such, we have to analyze it and, if we deem it reasonable, act upon it.
It is easy to kill when you don't see your victim.
We are the world.
For people who have no critical acumen, a state is a mythical entity, for those who think critically it is a rational fiction, created by man in order to facilitate human coexistence.
Power is paradoxical.
It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup of coffee than in front of a jury.
A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory.
Today's Communism can survive only if it abandons the myth of an infallible party, if it continues to think, and if it becomes democratic.
The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual.
In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect.
The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint.
Everything that is necessary is also easy. You just have to accept it. And the most necessary, the most natural matter on this planet is death.
The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence.
There is a moment when nothing can be wiped out and left behind any more, when there is only reality and reality is horrifying.
Today's difference between Russia and the United States is that in Russia everybody takes everybody else for a spy, and in the United States everybody takes everybody else for a criminal.
A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder.
Nothing that has been thought can ever be taken back.
Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and, at the same time, create a new need to change the world again.
I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans. We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him.
World history is tragic.
One does not set fire to a world which is already lost.
Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them.
Human life is beyond comprehension.
We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
Pretend to be dumb, that's the only way to reach old age.
The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder.
Justice is horrible.
Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands.
The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all.
Man is imperfect. The reality he creates is always endangered by man.