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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 vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing.

R
First we have to believe, and then we believe.
A
Delight at having understood a very abstract and obscure system leads most people to believe in the truth of what it demonstrates.
N
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
K
Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the trousers of decorum.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: Aphorisms, "Notebook K," aph. 55 (written 1765-99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
A: "Aphorisms," "Notebook J," aph. 77 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
N:
K: "Aphorisms," "Notebook B," aph. 12 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
   


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