Georg Lichtenberg

1742 - 1799

A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on change

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" I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better."

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on blessings

What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our mouths.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on peace and soul

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Nothing contributes more to peace of soul than having no opinion at all.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on god

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God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on faults, judgment, and learning

To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on change

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I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on language, life, and rest

In mathematical analysis we call x the undetermined part of line a: the rest we don't call y, as we do in common life, but a-x. Hence mathematical language has great advantages over the common language.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on truth

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The great trick of regarding small departures from the truth as the truth itself -- on which is founded the entire integral calculus -- is also the basis of our witty speculations, where the whole thing would often collapse if we considered the departures with philosophical rigour.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

Source: Aphorisms.

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on mind and peace

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Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on faults

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A man has virtues enough if he deserves pardon for his faults on account of them.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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