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

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

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Nothing contributes more to a person's peace of mind than having no opinions at all.

Nothing contributes more to a person's peace of mind than having no opinions at all.

by G. C. Lichtenberg Found in: Contentment Quotes,
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The grave is still the best shelter against the storms of destiny.

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

by G. C. Lichtenberg Found in: Grave Quotes,
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God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.

God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.

by G. C. Lichtenberg Found in: God Quotes,
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If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve.

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

by G. C. Lichtenberg Found in: Dishonesty Quotes,
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A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.

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

by G. C. Lichtenberg Found in: Books Quotes,
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Sometimes men come by the name of genius in the same way that certain insects come by the name of read more

Sometimes men come by the name of genius in the same way that certain insects come by the name of centipede--not because they have a hundred feet, but because most people can't count above fourteen.

by G. C. Lichtenberg Found in: Genius Quotes,
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Most subjects at universities are taught for no other purpose than that they may be retaught when the students become read more

Most subjects at universities are taught for no other purpose than that they may be retaught when the students become teachers.

by G. C. Lichtenberg Found in: Teaching Quotes,
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Theologians always try to turn the Bible into a book without common sense.

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

by G. C. Lichtenberg Found in: Theology Quotes,
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Feast of Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.209 The words "divine service" should be reassigned and no longer read more

Feast of Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.209 The words "divine service" should be reassigned and no longer used for attending church, but only for good deeds.

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