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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    If another Messiah was born he could hardly do so much good as the printing-press.
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    If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
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    If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger.
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    If there were only turnips and potatoes in the world, someone would complain that plants grow the wrong way.
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    If this is philosophy it is at any rate a philosophy that is not in its right mind.
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    If we make a couple of discoveries here and there we need not believe things will go on like this for ever. Just as we hit water when we dig in the earth, so we discover the incomprehensible sooner or later.
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    If you are going to build something in the air it is always better to build castles than houses of cards.
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    In each of us there is a little of all of us.
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    It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into.
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    It is hardly to be believed how spiritual reflections when mixed with a little physics can hold people's attention and give them a livelier idea of God than do the often ill-applied examples of his wrath.
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    It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's craft that a large part of genius consists.
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    It is said that truth comes from the mouths of fools and children: I wish every good mind which feels an inclination for satire would reflect that the finest satirist always has something of both in him.
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    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.
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    Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.
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    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.
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