Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

(Stanisław Jerzy Lec)

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
  • Born: March 6, 1909
  • Died: May 7, 1966
  • Nationality: Polish
  • Profession: Poet









Quote Topics Cited
All Gods were immortal. Religion & God
Get out of the way of Justice. She is blind. Justice & Injustice
He who shouts “long live” has to pay for the funeral. Leaders & Leadership
I had a nightmare: A surplus of bureaucracy in a country which just liquidated illiteracy. Bureaucracy
Many a boomerang does not return but chooses freedom instead. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Many who tried to enlighten were hanged from the lamppost. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Perhaps God chose me to be an atheist? Religion & God
Politics: a Trojan horse race Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Puritans should wear fig leaves on their eyes. Freedom & Liberty
Some like to understand what they believe in. Others like to believe in what they understand. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The face of the enemy frightens me only when I see how much it resembles mine. Miscellaneous
The mob shouts with one big mouth and eats with a thousand little ones. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
To God what is God's, to Caesar what is Caesar's. To humans—what? Miscellaneous
You cannot play the Song of Freedom on an instrument of oppression. Freedom & Liberty ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
You will always find some Eskimos ready to instruct the Congolese on how to cope with heat waves. Management & Managing Government
Don't trust the heart, it wants your blood. Trust
First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.
In a war of ideas it is people who get killed. War & Peace
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Mankind deserves sacrifice - but not of mankind.
Never lie when the truth is more profitable. Truth
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
People find life entirely too time-consuming. Life
Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing.
Telling lies does not work in advertising. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The first requisite for immortality is death. Death
The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it.
The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper.
Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody.
Value your words. Each one may be the last.
When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.
When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.
Whenever man begins to doubt himself, he does something so stupid that he is reassured.
You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience. Patience
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force