„Do not treat me in this fashion. Don't leave me out. Have I not
Always spoken the truth in my books?“

—  Bertolt Brecht, Context: Do not treat me in this fashion. Don't leave me out. Have I not Always spoken the truth in my books? And now You treat me like a liar! I order you: Burn me! Those who lead the country into the abyss Call ruling too difficult For ordinary men. Ah, what an age it is When to speak of trees is almost a crime For it is a kind of silence about injustice! A response to the Nazi book burnings, in "To Posterity" (1939) as translated by H. R. Hays (1947)
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„I love truth, and wish to have it always spoken to me : I hate a liar. (translated by Thornton)“

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