Stanislaw Lec, fully Stanisław Jerzy Lec, born Baron Stanisław Jerzy de Tusch-Letz

Stanislaw
Lec, fully Stanisław Jerzy Lec, born Baron Stanisław Jerzy de Tusch-Letz
1909
1966

Polish Jewish Lyrical Poet and Philosophical-Moral Aphorist

Author Quotes

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

He who has no conscience makes up for it by lacking it.

Men have slow reflexes. In general it takes several generations later for them to understand.

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

The window on the world can be covered by a newspaper.

When reasons are weak, attitudes stiffen.

Do not expect too much of the end of the world.

He who limps is still walking.

Morality is either a social contract or you have to pay cash

Some like to understand what they believe in. Others like to believe in what they understand.

Their bodies were so close together that there was no room for real affection.

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.

Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.

I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward.

Never lie when the truth is more profitable.

Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing.

There are grammatical errors even in his silence.

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.

Don't shout for help at night, you may wake your neighbors.

I don't agree with mathematics; the sum total of zeros is a frightening figure.

Never open the door to those who open them even without your permission.

Sometimes you have to be silent to be heard.

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?

Whenever man begins to doubt himself, he does something so stupid that he is reassured.

Author Picture
First Name
Stanislaw
Last Name
Lec, fully Stanisław Jerzy Lec, born Baron Stanisław Jerzy de Tusch-Letz
Birth Date
1909
Death Date
1966
Bio

Polish Jewish Lyrical Poet and Philosophical-Moral Aphorist