Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Quotes

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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Quotes

I would give something to know for precisely whom the deeds were really done, of which it is publicly stated they were done for the Fatherland.
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Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

When a book and a head collide and a hollow sound is heard, must it always have come from the book?

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

The man was such an intellectual he was of almost no use.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

You can make a good living from soothsaying but not from truthsaying

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

If we thought more for ourselves we would have very many more bad books and very many more good ones.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

To make a vow is a greater sin than to break one.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Is it not strange that men are so keen to fight for religion and so unkeen to live according to its precepts?

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

The excuses we make to ourselves when we want to do something are excellent material for soliloquies, for they are rarely made except when we are alone, and are very often made aloud.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

First we have to believe, and then we believe.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Kenntnis der Mittel ohne eine eigentliche Anwendung, ja ohne Gabe und Willen, sie anzuwenden, ist, was man jetzt gemeiniglich Gelehrsamkeit nennt.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

One of our forefathers must have read a forbidden book.

— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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