Stanisław Jerzy Lec (1909-1966)

niedoscigniony mistrz aforyzmu

Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait.
The exit is usually where the entrance was.
Is it a progress if a cannibal is using knife and fork?
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Do not ask God the way to heaven; he will show you the hardest one.
Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody.
When smashing monuments, save the pedestals-they always come in handy.
Do not expect too much of the end of the world.
The greater the dark, the easier to be a star.
Everything is illusion. Even that last sentence.
He had a clear conscience. Never used it.
"Oh, to be old again," said the young corpse.
An empty envelope that is sealed contains a secret.
We understand everything; that is why we understand nothing.
There were grammatical errors even in his silence.
The mob shouts with one big mouth and eats with a thousand little ones.
When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

You will always find some Eskimos ready to instruct
the Congolese on how to cope with heat waves.

Ich stimme mit der Mathematik nicht überein. Ich meine,
dass die Summe von Nullen eine gefährliche Zahl ist.

Den Blick in die Welt kann man mit einer Zeitung versperren.

Wszystko mija, nawet najdluzsza zmija.
Wszyscy chca naszego dobra. Nie dajmy go sobie zabrac.
Gdy z radosci podskoczysz do gory, uwazaj, by ci ktos ziemi spod nog nie usunal.
Sumienie mial czyste. Nieuzywane.

El que busca el cielo en la tierra se ha dormido en clase de geografía.

[ktos] Niewazne ile nasze zycie bedzie trwalo, to zawsze jest za malo, azeby je marnowac.