"The worst illiterate is the political illiterate.
He hears nothing, sees nothing, takes no part in political life.
He doesn't seem to know the cost of living, the price of beans, of flour, of rent, of medicines -- all of which depend on political decisions.
He even prides himself on his political ignorance, sticks out his chest and says he hates politics.
He doesn't know, this imbecile, that from his political non-participation comes the prostitute, the abandoned child, the robber and, worst of all, corrupt officials, the lackeys of exploitative multinational corporations."
“Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.”
“Nowadays, anyone who wishes to combat lies and ignorance and to write the truth must overcome at least five difficulties. He must have the courage to write the truth when truth is everywhere opposed; the keenness to recognize it, although it is everywhere concealed; the skill to manipulate it as a weapon; the judgment to select those in whose hands it will be effective; and the running to spread the truth among such persons.”
“What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?”
“It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.”
"Und der Haifisch,der hat Zähne,und die trägt er im Gesicht und Macheath, der hat ein Messer.Doch das Messer sieht man nicht."