Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was a German scientist, satirist, and Anglophile.

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Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.Rate it:
First there is a time when we believe everything, then for a little while we believe with discrimination, then we believe nothing whatever, and then we believe everything again - and, moreover, give reasons why we believe.Rate it:
First we have to believe, and then we believe.Rate it:
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.Rate it:
If an angel were ever to tell us anything of his philosophy I believe many propositions would sound like 2 times 2 equals 13.Rate it:
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.Rate it:
If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger.Rate it:
Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity.Rate it:
Man is a gregarious animal and much more so in his mind than in his body. A golden rule; judge men not by their opinions but by what their opinions have made of them.Rate it:
Man loves company, even if it is only that of a smoldering candle.Rate it:
One cannot demand of a scholar that he show himself a scholar everywhere in society, but the whole tenor of his behavior must none the less betray the thinker, he must always be instructive, his way of judging a thing must even in the smallest matters be such that people can see what it will amount to when, quietly and self-collected, he puts this power to scholarly use.Rate it:
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.Rate it:
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.Rate it:
The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape; only man can do that; but, likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority.Rate it:
The proof that man is the noblest of all creatures is that no other creature has ever denied it.Rate it:
The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.Rate it:
To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.Rate it:
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyesRate it:
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes!Rate it:
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes.Rate it:
When a book and a head collide and there is a hollow sound, is it always from the book?Rate it:
With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.Rate it:
With most people unbelief in one thing is founded upon blind belief in another.Rate it:

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