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Quotation by Karl Kraus
Die Fackel (Vienna, July 2, 1907) Die Fackel (no. 406/12, Vienna, October 5, 1915) Die Fackel (Vienna, Dec. 15, 1913) quoted in Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8 (1976) Die Fackel (Vienna, February 15, 1909) Die Fackel (Vienna, Jan. 18, 1917)
The discovery of the North Pole is one of those realities which could not be avoided. It is the wages which human perseverance pays itself when it thinks that something is taking too long. The world needed a discoverer of the North Pole, and in all areas of social activity, merit was less important here than opportunity.
Karl Kraus (1874–1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. Harry Zohn (1976). "The Discovery of the North Pole," Die Fackel (Vienna, 1909).
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