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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 schoolteacher or professor cannot educate individuals, he educates only species.

Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
Cautiousness in judgment is nowadays to be recommended to each and every one: if we gained only one incontestable truth every ten years from each of our philosophical writers the harvest we reaped would be sufficient.
Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficulty: elephants and poodles find many things obscure.
Books are a mirror: if an ass peers into them, you can't expect an apostle to look out.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Aphorisms," "Notebook J," aph. 10 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
R: Aphorisms, "Notebook F," aph. 53 (written 1765-99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
A: "Aphorisms," "Notebook A," aph. 38 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
N: "Aphorisms," "Notebook E," aph. 36 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.

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