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Karl Kraus
(1874-1936) born on
Apr 28
Austrian journalist, critic, playwright, poet. He has been compared to Juvenal and Jonathan Swift for his satiric vision and command of language.
         
   
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Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.

R
Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess.
A
An aphorism never coincides with the truth: it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.
N
The closer the look one takes at a word, the greater distance from which it looks back.
K
The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
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A: Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, `Riddles'
N: Pro Domo et Mundo, ch. 7 (1912).
K: Die Fackel, no. 277/78 (Vienna, 31 March 1909; repr. in Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8, 1976).
   


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