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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Quote of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg - Nothing makes one old so quickly...

Biography - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg:

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

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





(French, German)

Rien ne fait vieillir plus vite que d'avoir toujours présente la pensée que l'on vieillit.

Nichts macht schneller alt, als der immer vorschwebende Gedanke, dass man älter wird.

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Quotes for: thought


Quotes about thought:

Great thoughts come from the heart.

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.

Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.

Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.


Quotes for: Age

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.

Youth has no age.

In youth we learn; in age we understand.

I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more, as I grow older.

Reason, not age, finds wisdom.


Georg Christoph Lichtenberg also said...

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

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.

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

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