Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Quotes

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Quotes

They make glorious shipwreck who are lost in seeking worlds.
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The search for truth is more precious than its possession.

— Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

If some things don't make you lose your sense of reason, then you have none to lose.

— Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.

— Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

They make glorious shipwreck who are lost in seeking worlds.

— Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.

— Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Let the devil catch you but by a single hair, and you are his forever.

— Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Was ist ein Held ohne Menschenliebe!

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When the heart dares to speak, it needs no preparation.

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To borrow scarce is better than to beg; As lending, lending upon interest, Scarce better is than stealing.

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I know not whether there exists such a thing as a coin stamped with a pair of pinions; but I wish this were the device which monarchs put upon their dollars and ducats, to show that riches make to themselves wings, and fly away.

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With a clear sky, a bright sun, and a gentle breeze, you will have friends in plenty; but let fortune frown, and the firmament be overcast, and then your friends will prove like the strings of the lute, of which you will tighten ten before you find one that will bear the stretch and keep the pitch.

— Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Nature intended that woman should be her masterpiece.

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It is medicine, not poison, I offer you.

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Pure truth is for God alone.

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The more we see the more we must be able to imagine, and the more we imagine, the more we must think we see.

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A blush is the sign which Nature hangs out to show where chastity and honor dwell.

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