Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Quotes

Who was Georg Christoph Lichtenberg?

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was a German physicist, satirist, and Anglophile.

Born July 1, 1742
Died February 24, 1799
Aged 56 years old

Books by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Best 13 Quotes by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

“A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.”

“A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.”

“A sure sign of a good book is that you like it more the older you get.”

“Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.”

“Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.”

“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is that they must change if they are to get better.”

“Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight.”

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“Man loves company - even if it is only that of a small burning candle.”

“The fly that does not want to be swatted is safest if it sits on the fly-swat.”

“The thoughts written on the walls of madhouses by their inmates might be worth publicizing.”

“There is no mistaking a good book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.”

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

“What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes!”

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