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

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg #Scientists

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg #Scientists

First there is a time when we believe everything, then for a little while we believe with discrimination, then we believe nothing whatever, and then we believe everything again - and, moreover, give reasons why we believe.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg #Scientists

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 Christoph Lichtenberg #Scientists

Man is a gregarious animal and much more so in his mind than in his body. A golden rule; judge men not by their opinions but by what their opinions have made of them.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg #Scientists

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

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg #Scientists

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg #Scientists

The proof that man is the noblest of all creatures is that no other creature has ever denied it.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg #Scientists

The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg #Scientists

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

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg #Scientists

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