Georg C. Lichtenberg Quotes


33 Georg C. Lichtenberg quotes:



"The most heated defenders of a science, who cannot endure the slightest sneer at it, are commonly those who have not made very much progress in it and are secretly aware of this defect."
"There is no more important rule of conduct in the world than this: attach yourself as much as you can to people who are abler than you and yet not so very different that you cannot understand them."
"With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed."
"To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so."
"So-called professional mathematicians have, in their reliance on the relative incapacity of the rest of mankind, acquired for themselves a reputation for profundity very similar to the reputation for sanctity possessed by theologians."
"People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least."
"The great rule: If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special."
Author: Lichtenberg Quotes Category: Talent Quotes
"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."
"A man is never more serious than when he praise himself."
Author: Lichtenberg Quotes Category: Praise Quotes
"Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them."
"As I take up my pen I feel myself so full, so equal to my subject, and see my book so clearly before me in embryo, I would almost like to try to say it all in a single word."
"Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions."
"We often have need of a profound philosophy to restore to our feelings their original state of innocence, to find our way out of the rubble of things alien to us, to begin to feel for ourselves and to speak ourselves, and I might almost say to exist ourselves."



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