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"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom."
Francis Bacon
Georg C. Lichtenberg Quotes
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

Just 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.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

Man loves company - even if it is only that of a small burning candle.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

Men still have to be governed by deception.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

The fly that doesn't want to be swatted is most secure when it lights on the fly-swatter.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

What 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?
Georg C. Lichtenberg

Type:
Physicist
Date of Birth:
1742-07-01
Year of Death:
1799
Nationality:
 

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