Stanislaw Lec
Quotations


He who limps still walks.

Do not ask God for the way to heaven; He will show you the hardest one.

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he entitled to happiness?

Impartiality is not neutrality. It is partiality for justice.

Think before you think.

No snowflake in the avalanche ever feels responsible.

Illiterates have to dictate.

An apt aphorism half kills, half immortalizes.

Perfect imitations must share the fate of the originals.

When gossip gets old it becomes a myth.

Proverbs contradict each other. That is the wisdom of a people.

Beyond each corner a number of new directions lie in wait.

When reasons are weak, attitudes stiffen.

Itís the priests who have demands, not the gods.

Donít trust the heart, it wants your blood.

Create your own myths; that is how the gods got started.

The first condition of immortality is death.

Hay smells different to lovers and horses.

Believers believe in resurrection, atheists only in comebacks.

Pants get shiny even on a throne.

To torture a man, you have to know his pleasures.

Oh, to know Godís private address.

Burning stakes do not lighten the darkness.

Legends are often destroyed by those in need of its stuff.



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