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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.
A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectable and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense.

Doubt everything at least once, even the sentence "Two times two is four."
As the few adepts in such things well know, universal morality is to be found in little everyday penny-events just as much as in great ones. There is so much goodness and ingenuity in a raindrop. . .
Affectation is a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself.
Before we blame we should first see whether we cannot excuse.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Aphorisms, "Notebook F," aph. 69 (written 1765-99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
R: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
A: "Aphorisms," "Notebook B," aph. 33 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
N: "Aphorisms," "Notebook F," aph. 149 (written 1765-99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990)
K: "Aphorisms," "Notebook K," aph. 39 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).

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