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A book is a mirror: if an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Books and Reading Quotes
Barbaric accuracy - whimpering humility.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Capitalism Quotes
Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Courage and Bravery Quotes
Most men of education are more superstitious than they admit - nay, than they think.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Education Quotes
Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Genius Quotes
Sometimes men come by the name of genius in the same way that certain insects come by the name of centipede - not because they have a hundred feet, but because most people can't count above fourteen.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Genius Quotes
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Indifference and Apathy Quotes
Every man has his moral backside too, which he doesn't expose unnecessarily but keeps covered as long as possible by the trousers of decorum.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Morality and Ethics Quotes
The lower classes of men, though they do not think it worthwhile to record what they perceive, nevertheless perceive everything that is worth noting; the difference between them and a man of learning often consists in nothing more than the latter's facility for expression.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Observation Quotes
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage he won't encounter many rivals.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Self and Self-Knowledge Quotes
One can live in this world on soothsaying but not on truth saying.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Truth Quotes
With most people, doubt about one thing is simply blind belief in another.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Skepticism Quotes
Bad writers are those who try to express their own feeble ideas in the language of good ones.
- G. C. Lichtenberg | Writing Quotes


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