Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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

Rating: 8.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians. It could therefore easily be possible that people are Christians because true Christianity corresponds to what they would have been even if Christianity did not exist."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One should never trust a person who, while assuring you of something, puts his hands on his heart."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Much reading has brought upon us a learned barbarism."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sickness is mankind's greatest defect."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Universal morality is to be found in little everyday penny-events just as much as in great ones."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When a book and a head collide and a hollow sound is heard, must it always have come from the book?"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"How happy would many people live if they cared about other people's affairs as little as about their own."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The preaching in the churches does not make the lightning rods on them unnecessary."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Theologians always try to turn the Bible into a book without common sense."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"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."

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The grave is still the best shelter against the storms of destiny."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men. Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely. Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war?"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A book is a mirror: If an ape peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)