54 Total Quotes

Georg Lichtenberg Quotes

It not seldom happens that in the purposeless rovings and wanderings of the imagination we hunt down such game as can be put to use by our purposeful philosophy in its well-ordered household
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#Game

Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.
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#Learning

The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth
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#Truth

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
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#Genius

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything
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#Wisdom

I cannot stop thinking that I died before I was born and that at my death I will return to the same state
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#Birth

Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.
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#Dreams #Men And Women

Some people read because they are too lazy to think.
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#People

He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
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#Love

The thoughts written on the walls of madhouses by their inmates might be worth publicizing.
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#Insanity

Man loves company even if it is only that of a small burning candle
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#Company

If an angel were to tell us something of his philosophy, I do believe some of his propositions would sound like 2 x 2 = 13
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#Philosophy

Those who never have time do least
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#Achievement

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.
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#Fools And Foolishness #Man

The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle.
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#Action #Conviction

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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#Body #Opinions

It often takes more courage to change one's opinion than to stick to it.
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#Pearls of Wisdom #Opinions #Courage #Life #Editor's Pick #Quote of the Day #Positive

Man loves company even if only that of a small burning candle
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#Company

To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation
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#Imitation

The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.
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#Nature