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Gotthold Lessing
(1729-1781) born on
Jan 22
German philosopher, dramatist, critic. He helped free German drama from the influence of classical and French models, "Laocoon," 1766.
What education is to the individual, revelation is to the whole human race.

He who doesn't lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose.
Ah! would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way, from the eye, through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost!
For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.
The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Education of the Human Race," 1780.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
N: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
K: Philotas, in "Philotas," act 3.

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