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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
There is no more important rule of conduct in the world than this: attach yourself as much as you can to people who are abler than you and yet not so very different that you cannot understand them.

R
People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least.
A
The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
N
The most successful tempters and thus the most dangerous are the deluded deluders.
K
There were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Aphorisms," "Notebook F," aph. 81 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: "Aphorisms," "Notebook G," aph. 42 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
N: "Aphorisms," "Notebook F," aph. 120 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
K: "Aphorisms," "Notebook L," aph. 16 (written 1765-99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
   


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