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    A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    A story has been thought through to the end when it has taken the worst possible turn. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    A story is not finished, until it took the worst turn. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    Above all, be suspicious of your fatherland. Nobody is more inclined to become a murderer than a fatherland. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    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. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    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. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    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. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    Human life is beyond comprehension. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans. We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    It is easy to kill when you don't see your victim. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    It is inhuman to continue a war which could easily be ended. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup of coffee than in front of a jury. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    Justice is horrible. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    Man is imperfect. The reality he creates is always endangered by man. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to make peace with reality. Reality is not as strong as we are. We will ruin reality. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    Power is paradoxical. Friedrich-DurrenmattFriedrich Durrenmatt
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    Pretend to be dumb, that's the only way to reach old age. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    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. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    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. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    The problems of all of humanity can only be solved by all of humanity. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    The savages don't have atom bombs. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    There are thoughts we must not think. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    There is a moment when nothing can be wiped out and left behind any more, when there is only reality and reality is horrifying. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    This inhuman world has to become more humane. But how? Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    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. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    Truth is always a delusion. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    We are the world. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/41.php">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    Without tolerance, our world turns into hell. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/42.php">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    World history is tragic. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/43.php">Friedrich Durrenmatt
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    You can't take back an act you were able to think. Friedrich-Durrenmatt/44.php">Friedrich Durrenmatt