Georg C. Lichtenberg Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old georg c. lichtenberg quotes, georg c. lichtenberg sayings, and georg c. lichtenberg proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

Georg C. Lichtenberg

He who says he hates every kind of flattery, and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

Georg C. Lichtenberg

He was always smoothing and polishing himself, and in the end he became blunt before he was sharp.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

If there were only turnips and potatoes in the world, someone would complain that plants grow the wrong way.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

If you are going to build something in the air it is always better to build castles than houses of cards.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

A donkey appears to me like a horse translated into Dutch.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Man is a masterpiece of creation, if only because no amount of determinism can prevent him from believing that he acts as a free being.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

Georg C. Lichtenberg

If brandy was made out of sparrows there would soon be no sparrows.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

The human tendency to regard little things as important has produced very many great things.      

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Man loves company - even if it is only that of a small burning candle.      

Georg C. Lichtenberg

To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg