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

First we have to believe, and then we believe.
Delight at having understood a very abstract and obscure system leads most people to believe in the truth of what it demonstrates.
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.
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).
K: "Aphorisms," "Notebook B," aph. 12 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).

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