Quotation by G.C. Lichtenberg

The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.
G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742–1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook H," aph. 1, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).
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