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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Biography - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg:

German physicist, satirist and Anglophile.
Born: 1742 - Died: 1799
18th century
Place of birth: Germany

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

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



(German, French)

Was hilft aller Sonnenaufgang, wenn wir nicht aufstehen?

A quoi bon l'aube si personne ne se lève?

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The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.

The sun is new each day.

Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.

Quotes for: sun


Quotes for: sun

It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.

Truth is like the sun. It casts light on everything but does not let itself stared at.

Education is another sun to those who are educated.

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at without winking.

As the sun is the light of the day, so the soul is the light of the awakened body. As the moon is the light of the night, so is the soul the light of the sleeping body.

You must be very polite to the Earth
And to the sun


Georg Christoph Lichtenberg also said...

We all err, but everybody errs differently.

He could refract an idea which everyone thought simple into seven others, as the prism does with sunlight, each finer than the other, then gather together a host of others to recreate the white light of the sun, where others merely saw disorder and confusion.

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.

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

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

There is something in every person's character that cannot be broken — the bony structure of his character.

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