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

R
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
A
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.
N
Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficulty: elephants and poodles find many things obscure.
K
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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