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A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.
Books - Reading
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.
Literature
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

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A man is never more serious than when he praise himself.
Praise
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

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A schoolteacher or professor cannot educate individuals, he educates only species.
Teachers and Teaching
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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Before we blame we should first see whether we cannot excuse.
Liberals
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

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

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Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
Genius
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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First we have to believe, and then we believe.
Belief
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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He swallowed a lot of wisdom, but all of it seems to have gone down the wrong way.
Wisdom
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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He was always smoothing and polishing himself, and in the end he became blunt before he was sharp.
Self-improvement
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

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

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Ideas too are a life and a world.
Ideas
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve.
Dishonesty
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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If another Messiah was born he could hardly do so much good as the printing-press.
Publishing and Publishers
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
Apathy
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

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If this is philosophy it is at any rate a philosophy that is not in its right mind.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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In each of us there is a little of all of us.
People
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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Man is always partial and is quite right to be. Even impartiality is partial.
Impartiality
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

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Man loves company, even if it is only that of a smoldering candle.
Company
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun