Find important quotes and citations by the author Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.
Quote 2902Some people read because they are too lazy to think
Quote 2901Man loves company even if it is only that of a small burning candle
Quote 2900Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams
Quote 2899The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth
Quote 2898A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on
Quote 2897Most men of education are more superstitious than they admit - nay, than they think
Quote 2896The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done
Quote 2895The grave is still the best shelter against the storms of destiny
Quote 2894The most accomplished monkey cannot draw a monkey, this only man can do; just as it is also only man who regards his ability to do this as a distinct merit
Quote 2893The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.
Quote 2892If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve
Quote 2891Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all
Quote 2890Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers, we outgrow acquaintances, libraries, principles, etc., at times before they're worn out and times - and this is the worst of all - before we have new ones
Quote 2889Theologians always try to turn the Bible into a book without common sense
More quotes on the topics: religion
Quote 2888Ambition and suspicion always go together
Quote 2887We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing
Quote 2886A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing
Quote 2885Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age
Quote 2884Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much
Quote 2883Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.
Quote 2882Reason now gazes above the realm of the dark but warm feelings as the alpine peaks do above the clouds. They behold the sun more clearly and distinctly, but they are cold and unfruitful
Quote 2881What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones?
Quote 2880Probably no invention came more easily to man than heaven
Quote 2879What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment
Quote 2878Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the trousers of decorum