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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Biography - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg:

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

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



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



Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Was hilft aller Sonnenaufgang, wenn wir nicht aufstehen?

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




See also 

See also...



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

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












Quotes

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg also said...


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.





We all err, but everybody errs differently.





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






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





There are people that can believe everything they want. These are happy creatures.












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