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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Quotes
Brief author info: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German physicist and writer.
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Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.
Man loves company even if only that of a small burning candle.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
First there is a time when we believe everything without reasons, 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 everything.
A book is a mirror: if an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.
To read means to borrow; to create out of one s readings is paying off one's debts.
Man is a masterpiece of creation, if only because no amount of determinism can prevent him from believing that he acts as a free being.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Great men too make mistakes, and many among them do it so often that one is almost tempted to call them little men.
Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers, we outgrow acquaintances, libraries, principles, etc., at times before they're worn out and at times-and this is the worst of all-before we have new ones.
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