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G. C. Lichtenberg
(1742-1799) born on
Jul 01
German physicist, writer. He is best known for his satirical wit ridiculing metaphysical and romantic excesses.
         
   
F
Some men come by the name of genius in the same way as an insect comes by the name of centipede -- not because it has a hundred feet, but because most people can't count above fourteen.

R
There is something in our minds like sunshine and the weather, which is not under our control. When I write, the best things come to me from I know not where.
A
Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
N
The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth.
K
Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessing of Heaven.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Wit and Wisdom of the 20th Century," by Frank S. Pepper, 1987.
R: In "A New Dictionary of Quotations," by H.L. Mencken, 1942.
A: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "The Harper Religious & Inspirational Quotation Companion," by Margaret Pepper, 1989.
   


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