Quotation by G.C. Lichtenberg

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.
G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742–1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aph. 155, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).
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