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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Biography : German physicist, satirist and Anglophile.
Born: 1742 - Died: 1799
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
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What good is all sunrise, if we do not stand up?
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  



What good is all sunrise, if we do not stand up?




Is it not peculiar that a literal translation is almost always a terrible one? And yet, anything can be translated well. One sees here what it really means to understand fully a language; it means to understand fully the people who speak it.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  






Do not have too artificial an idea of man but judge him naturally. Don't consider him too good or too bad.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  






We all err, but everybody errs differently.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  






Nothing makes one old so quickly as the ever-present thought that one is growing older.

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How happy many people would be if they cared about other people's affairs as little as about their own.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  






There are people that can believe everything they want. These are happy creatures.
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Among the greatest discoveries that the human mind has made in recent times belongs the art of judging books without having read them.
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There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking.
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I have invariably found that, all else failing, a man's character can be deduced from nothing so surely as from a jest that he takes in bad part.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  






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