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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
When a book and a head collide, and there is a hollow sound, is it always in the book?

R
Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much.
A
What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones?
N
We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him.
K
When an acquaintance goes by I often step back from my window, not so much to spare him the effort of acknowledging me as to spare myself the embarrassment of seeing that he has not done so.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: "Aphorisms," "Notebook H," aph. 13 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
A: "Aphorisms," "Notebook F," aph. 123 (written 1765-99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
N: "Aphorisms," "Notebook F," aph. 47 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
K: Aphorisms, "Notebook F," aph. 155 (written 1765 --99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).
   


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