Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Georg C. Lichtenberg Quotes and Sayings

I hope you find great value in these Quotes by Georg C. Lichtenberg from my large collection of motivational and inspirational quotes and sayings.

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Related topics: Society

With prophecies the commentator is often a more important man than the prophet.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is
mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

 

We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature,
and especially the ordering of nature,
it is always ourselves alone we are observing.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so
filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it
is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


Man loves company - even if it is only that of a small burning candle.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Doubt must be no more than vigilance,
otherwise it can become dangerous.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Delight at having understood a very abstract and obscure
system leads most people to believe in the truth of what it demonstrates.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others
but hate ourselves in others too.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred
from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Every man has his moral backside which he refrains
from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as
long as possible with the trousers of decorum.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The human tendency to regard little things as important
has produced very many great things.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

One might call habit a moral friction:
something that prevents the mind from gliding over
things but connects it with them and makes it hard
for it to free itself from them.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

To receive applause for works which do not demand all
our powers hinders our advance towards a perfecting of our spirit.
It usually means that thereafter we stand still.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

One must judge men not by their opinions,
but by what their opinions have made of them.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid.
He who understands the wise is wise already.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

If people should ever start to do only what is necessary
millions would die of hunger.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

God created man in His own image, says the Bible;
philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Man is a masterpiece of creation if for no other reason than that,
all the weight of evidence for determinism notwithstanding,
he believes he has free will.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law:
all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted
and who is to acquire it.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience?
I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions,
but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones?
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

We are obliged to regard many of our original minds
as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The fly that doesn't want to be swatted is most secure
when it lights on the fly-swatter.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change;
what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Men still have to be governed by deception.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

There exists a species of transcendental ventriloquism
by means of which men can be made to believe that something
said on earth comes from Heaven.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape;
only man can do that; but,
likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Here take back the stuff that I am, nature,
knead it back into the dough of being,
make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will,
even a man, only no longer make me me.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we
seem hardly able to attain to without passing through
the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

There are people who possess not so much genius as
a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century,
or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

With most people disbelief in a thing is founded on
a blind belief in some other thing.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure.
To find something obscure poses no difficult,
elephants and poodles find many things obscure.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only
drawings and models which are played with by poor people
who cannot afford the real thing.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

If you are going to build something in the air it is
always better to build castles than houses of cards.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is
the reason so many good minds are idle.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have
the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err,
or at least only the cleverest of them do so.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

He who says he hates every kind of flattery,
and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation,
namely an imitation of its opposite.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks
from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself,
at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too
often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

There are very many people who read simply to prevent
themselves from thinking.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized
by nothing so surely as by a jest which he takes badly.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel,
we do not fall into the error a child makes when it
hits the chair it has bumped into.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I believe that man is in the last resort so free a
being that his right to be what he believes himself
to be cannot be contested.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes
of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's
craft that a large part of genius consists.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

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 subject.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress:
in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage -
he won't encounter many rivals.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the
lack of any opinion whatever.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

We say that someone occupies an official position,
whereas it is the official position that occupies him.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

There is no greater impediment to progress in the sciences
than the desire to see it take place too quickly.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Nothing makes one old so quickly as the ever-present
thought that one is growing older.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not
having any opinion at all.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle
is hardly likely to look out.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men:
through their prejudices they do without any effort
many things they would find too difficult to think
through to the point of resolving to do them.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers,
we outgrow acquaintances, libraries,
principles,
etc., at times before they're worn out and times -
and this is the worst of all -
before we have new ones.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: Georg C. Lichtenberg Quotes and Sayings.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.