The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth.
Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)
Contributed by: Zaady
The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.
The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.
A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
Sometimes men come by the name of genius in the same way that certain insects come by the name of centipede, not because they have a hundred feet, but because most people can't count above fourteen.
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.
The greater part of human misery is caused by indolence.
All mathematical laws which we find in Nature are always suspect to me, in spite of their beauty. They give me no pleasure. They are merely auxiliaries. At close range it is all not true.
Source: J P Stern Lichtenberg, 1959.
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