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Gotthold Lessing
(1729-1781) born on
Jan 22
German philosopher, dramatist, critic. He helped free German drama from the influence of classical and French models, "Laocoon," 1766.
         
   
F
What education is to the individual, revelation is to the whole human race.

R
He who doesn't lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose.
A
Ah! would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way, from the eye, through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost!
N
For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.
K
The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Education of the Human Race," 1780.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
N: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
K: Philotas, in "Philotas," act 3.
   


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