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 danger and truth

The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on danger

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The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on nature, nobility, observation, and simplicity

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

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on books

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A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on character and jokes

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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