• One has to do something in order to see something new.

    Georg C. Lichtenberg

  • Through their prejudices men do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them.

    Georg C. Lichtenberg

  • Perhaps the so called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.

    Georg C. Lichtenberg.

Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view.

Max Planck (1858 – 1947) German Physicist

  • The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape; only man can do that; but, likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority.

    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

  • The great rule: If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.

    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

  • Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

    Albert Einstein, German Physicist

  • Die Astronomie ist vielleicht diejenige Wissenschaft, worin das wenigste durch Zufall entedeckt worden ist, wo der Menschliche Verstand in seinen ganzen Größe erscheint und wo der Mensch am besten lernen kann, wie klein er ist.

    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, deutscher Physiker und Meister des Aphorismus