G. C. Lichtenberg Quotes

Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.

~ G. C. Lichtenberg

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.

~ G. C. Lichtenberg

I am always grieved when a man of real talent dies, for the world needs such men more than heaven does.

~ G. C. Lichtenberg

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

~ G. 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.

~ G. C. Lichtenberg

He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards.

~ G. C. Lichtenberg

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

~ G. C. Lichtenberg

There are people who think that everything one does with a serious face is sensible.

~ G. C. Lichtenberg

To read means to borrow to create out of one's readings is paying off one's debts.

~ G. C. Lichtenberg

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

~ G. C. Lichtenberg

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