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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    Man is a masterpiece of creation if for no other reason than that, all the weight of evidence for determinism notwithstanding, he believes he has free will.
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    Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
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    Man loves company, even if it is only that of a smoldering candle.
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    Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads.
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    Most subjects at universities are taught for no other purpose than that they may be re-taught when the students become teachers.
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    Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.
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    Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever.
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    Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer.
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    Of all the inventions of man I doubt whether any was more easily accomplished than that of a Heaven.
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    Once the good man was dead, one wore his hat and another his sword as he had worn them, a third had himself barbered as he had, a fourth walked as he did, but the honest man that he was - nobody any longer wanted to be that.
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    Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.
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    One is rarely an impulsive innovator after the age of sixty, but one can still be a very fine orderly and inventive thinker. One rarely procreates children at that age, but one is all the more skilled at educating those who have already been procreated, and education is procreation of another kind.
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    One might call habit a moral friction: something that prevents the mind from gliding over things but connects it with them and makes it hard for it to free itself from them.
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    People often become scholars for the same reason they become soldiers: simply because they are unfit for any other station. Their right hand has to earn them a livelihood; one might say they lie down like bears in winter and seek sustenance from their paws.
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    People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least.
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