Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

German scientist, satirist and Anglophile.
He who says he hates every kind of flattery, and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.More Georg Christoph Lichtenberg quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There can hardly be a stranger commodity in the world than books. Printed by people who don't understand them; sold by people who don't understand them; bound, criticized and read by people who don't understand them; and now even written by people who don't understand them.More Georg Christoph Lichtenberg quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The more experiences and experiments accumulate in the exploration of nature, the more precarious the theories become. But it is not always good to discard them immediately on this account. For every hypothesis which once was sound was useful for thinking of previous phenomena in the proper interrelations and for keeping them in context. We ought to set down contradictory experiences separately, until enough have accumulated to make building a new structure worthwhile.More Georg Christoph Lichtenberg quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The wisdom of providence is as much revealed in the rarity of genius, as in the circumstance that not everyone is deaf or blind.More Georg Christoph Lichtenberg quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Never undertake anything unless you have the heart to ask Heaven's blessing on your undertaking.More Georg Christoph Lichtenberg quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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