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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
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.

R
Doubt everything at least once, even the sentence "Two times two is four."
A
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. . .
N
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.
K
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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