G.C. Lichtenberg quotes

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If another Messiah was born he could hardly do so much good as the printing-press.
Cautiousness in judgment is nowadays to be recommended to each and every one: if we gained only one incontestable truth every ten ...
One might call habit a moral friction: something that prevents the mind from gliding over things but connects it with them and mak ...
It is hardly to be believed how spiritual reflections when mixed with a little physics can hold people's attention and give them a ...
To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be sub ...
Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men. Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowl ...
Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they w ...
Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the tr ...
We can see nothing whatever of the soul unless it is visible in the expression of the countenance; one might call the faces at a l ...
We often have need of a profound philosophy to restore to our feelings their original state of innocence, to find our way out of t ...
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