Quotes by G. C. Lichtenberg

G. C. Lichtenberg

G. C. Lichtenberg

German writer and physicist

Alive from: 1742-1799

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Good taste is either that which agrees with my taste or that which subjects itself to the rule of reason. From this we can see how useful it is to employ reason in seeking out the laws of taste.
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    He was always smoothing and polishing himself, and in the end he became blunt before he was sharp.
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    He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards.
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    He who is enamored of himself will at least have the advantage of being inconvenienced by few rivals.
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    He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
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    He who says he hates every kind of flattery, and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.
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    Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me.
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    I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
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    I believe that man is in the last resort so free a being that his right to be what he believes himself to be cannot be contested.
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    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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    I have remarked very clearly that I am often of one opinion when I am lying down and of another when I am standing up...
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    Ideas too are a life and a world.
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    If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized by nothing so surely as by a jest which he takes badly.
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    If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve.
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    If an angel were ever to tell us anything of his philosophy I believe many propositions would sound like 2 times 2 equals 13.
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