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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)
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A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can not expect an apostle to peer out.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
One of the greatest creations of the human mind is the art of reviewing books without having read them.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The human tendency to regard little things as important has produced very many great things.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The proof that man is the noblest of all creatures is that no other creature has ever denied it.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
There are people who think that everything one does with a serious face is sensible.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes!
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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