Karl Kraus Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Karl Kraus quotes, Karl Kraus sayings, and Karl Kraus proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

A white lie is always pardonable. But he who tells the truth without compulsion merits no leniency. Karl Kraus
Truth is a clumsy servant that breaks the dishes while washing them. Karl Kraus
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust. Karl Kraus
Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves. Karl Kraus
Ask your neighbor only about things you know better yourself. Then his advice could prove valuable. Karl Kraus
If something is stolen from you, don't go to the police. They're not interested. Don't go to a psychologist either, because he's interested in only one thing: that it was really you who did the stealing. Karl Kraus
Humanity is the washerwoman of society that wrings out its dirty laundry in tears. Karl Kraus
Psychology is a bus that accompanies an airplane. Karl Kraus
Psychoanalysis, a rabbit that was swallowed by a boa constrictor just wanted to see what it was like in there. Karl Kraus
To be sure, the dog is loyal. But why, on that account, should we take him as example? He is loyal to man, not to other dogs. Karl Kraus
The closer the look one takes at a word, the greater distance from which it looks back. Karl Kraus
It is better not to express what one means than to express what one does not mean. Karl Kraus
Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy. Karl Kraus