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GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG
German physicist and drama critic
(1742 - 1799)

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
      - [Character]

Ah, how happy would many lives be if individuals troubled themselves as little about other people's affairs as about their own!
      - [Meddlers]

An hour-glass is a reminder not only of time's quick flight, but also of the dust to which we must at last return.
      - [Time]

As nations improve, so do their gods.
      - [Gods : Nation]

Delicacy in woman is strength.
      - [Delicacy]

Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
      - [Genius]

If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve.
      - [Honesty]

If moderation is a fault then indifference is a crime.
      - [Indifference]

It is a golden rule not to judge men by their opinions but rather by what their opinions make of them.
      - [Opinion]

It is a sure evidence of a good book if it pleases us more and more as we grow older.
      - [Books]

It not seldom happens that in the purposeless rovings and wanderings of the imagination we hunt down such game as can be put to use by our purposeful philosophy in its well-ordered household.
      - [Philosophy]

Many a man who is willing to be shot for his belief in a miracle would have doubted, had he been present at the miracle itself.
      - [Miracles]

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.
      - [Courage]

Perhaps in time the so-called dark ages will be thought of as including our own.
      - [History]

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.
      - [Genius]

The drive to propagate our race has also propagated a lot of other things.
      - [Sex]

The grave is still the best shelter against the storms of destiny.
      - [Graves]

The highest point to which a weak but experienced mind can rise is detecting the weakness of better men.
      - [Weakness]

The 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.
      - [Mankind]

The thoughts written on the walls of madhouses by their inmates might be worth publicizing.
      - [Insanity]

To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.
      - [Imitation]

We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him.
      - [Statesmanship]

With most people unbelief in one thing is founded upon blind belief in another.
      - [Unbelief]


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