Georg Lichtenberg

1742 - 1799

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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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

He was always smoothing and polishing himself, and in the end he became blunt before he was sharp.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on darkness, thought, and time

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on genius and ideas

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on indolence and misery

The greater part of human misery is caused by indolence.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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