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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
We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.

R
The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing.
A
There are people who possess not so much genius as a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century, or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
N
There is no greater impediment to progress in the sciences than the desire to see it take place too quickly.
K
We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Aphorisms," "Notebook H," aph. 4 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
R: "Aphorisms," "Notebook C," aph. 38 (written 1765-99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
A: "Aphorisms," "Notebook D," aph. 70 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
N: "Aphorisms," "Notebook K," aph. 72 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
K: "Aphorisms," "Notebook D," aph. 97 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
   


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