Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Quotes for Today

Doubt everything at least once, even the proposition that two times two equals four.

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.

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

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
(1 July 174224 February 1799) was an 18th-century German scientist, satirist and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany. Today, he is remembered for his notebooks published posthumously, which he himself called "waste books", using the English bookkeeping term. Lichtenberg is the inventor of the German "Aphorismus".

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