Stanisław Jerzy Lec was born 6 March 1909, and died 7 May 1966
- No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
- You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.
- 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.
- Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
- When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.
- Everything is illusion. Even that last sentence.
- Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don’t bite everybody.
- Value your words. Each one may be the last.
Lec was a Polish poet and aphorist. He was known for lyrical poetry and sceptical philosophical-moral aphorisms, often with a political subtext.
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