The best Quotes by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

The best Quotes by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799) was a German physicist, satirist, and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany.

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
(1742-1799)
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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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.
Man loves company - even if it is only that of a small burning candle.

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The Dark Ages were a tragedy for human progress that put back the ollout of 5G by hundreds of years.
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Well, there are plenty worse places to be than the Old West. I could've ended up in the Dark Ages. They probably would have burned me at the stake as a heretic or something.
I have consistently loved books that I've read when I've been sick in bed.
When you're sick, nobody takes care of you like your mom.
Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.
Men must be free to do what they believe. It is not our right to punish one for thinking what they do, no matter how much we disagree.
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There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't.
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All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.
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All of the world's darkness isn't enough to extinguish one candle's light.
Roman Herzog (as President of Germany) - Dezember 1998
Even the smallest candle pierces the darkness like the sharpest blade.
Better light a candle than curse the darkness.
Things never happen the same way twice.
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Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different...
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Every Star that you see in the Sky might be a sun to someone.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist knows it.
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I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
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The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
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Quiet people have the loudest minds.
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A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
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Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
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Ideas can only be useful when they come to life in many minds.
Nature has to be felt.
I am not the least afraid to die.
Charles Darwin - last words - April 19th 1882
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A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
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Tell your son to stop trying to fill your head with science - for to fill your heart with love is enough!
Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.
Cogito, ergo sum. I think; therefore I am.
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It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
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I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
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We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
The best way to learn something is to have to teach it.
Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.
The present is the only thing that has no end.
The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.
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If we made atomic bombs, we would bring about a terrible change in the world. Who knows what would happen from this?
You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024

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