Georg Lichtenberg Quotes


22 Georg Lichtenberg quotes:



"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."
"The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle."
"Those who never have time do least"
"Most men of education are more superstitious than they admit - nay, than they think"
"Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams."
"Many a man who is willing to be shot for his belief in a miracle would have doubted, had he been present at the miracle itself"
Author: Lichtenberg Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing."
"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."
"Men still have to be governed by deception."
"The grave is still the best shelter against the storms of destiny"
"A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense."
"What I do not like about our definitions of genius is that there is in them nothing of the day of judgment, nothing of resounding through eternity and nothing of the footsteps of the Almighty."
Author: Lichtenberg Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"Some men come by the name of genius in the same way as an insect comes by the name of centipede - not because it has a hundred feet, but because most people can't count above fourteen"
Author: Lichtenberg Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth"
Author: Lichtenberg Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything"
Author: Lichtenberg Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it."
"Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the trousers of decorum."
"A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on."
Author: Lichtenberg Quotes Category: Literature Quotes Metaphor Quotes
"Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit."
"You can make a good living from soothsaying, but not from truthsaying"
Author: Lichtenberg Quotes Category: Living Quotes



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