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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 often have need of a profound philosophy to restore to our feelings their original state of innocence, to find our way out of the rubble of things alien to us, to begin to feel for ourselves and to speak ourselves. . .

R
The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.
A
We can see nothing whatever of the soul unless it is visible in the expression of the countenance; one might call the faces at a large assembly of people a history of the human soul written in a kind of Chinese ideograms.
N
To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so.
K
What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Aphorisms," "Notebook B," aph. 49 (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 B," aph. 11 (written 1765-99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
N: Aphorisms, "Notebook G," aph. 30 (written 1765-99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
K: "Aphorisms," "Notebook G," aph. 7 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
   


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