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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
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.

R
Get your mind accustomed to doubting and your heart to being conciliatory.
A
Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.
N
If it were true what in the end would be gained? Nothing but another truth. Is this such a mighty advantage? We have enough old truths still to digest, and even these we would be quite unable to endure if we did not sometimes flavor them with lies.
K
He who is enamored of himself will at least have the advantage of being inconvenienced by few rivals.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Aphorisms," "Notebook L," aph. 44 (written 1765-99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
R: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
A: "Aphorisms," "Notebook C," aph. 26 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
N: Aphorisms, "Notebook E," aph. 10 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
K: "Aphorisms," "Notebook H," aph. 10 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
   


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