Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands.
Quote by Friedrich Durrenmatt
Friedrich Durrenmatt Quotes
World history is tragic.
Human life is beyond comprehension.
People like us who are on their last leg can only understand comedies.
It is easy to kill when you don't see your victim.
Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead.
Man is imperfect. The reality he creates is always endangered by man.
Without tolerance, our world turns into hell.
The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual.
Today's difference between Russia and the United States is that in Russia everybody takes everybody...
The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder.
The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look...
When death has you by the throat, you don't mince words.
Whoever is content with the world, and who profits from its lack of justice, does...
A story has been thought through to the end when it has taken the worst...
Everything that is necessary is also easy. You just have to accept it. And the...
Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand.
A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder.
Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to...
In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect.
The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control.