• 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

  • Where the frontier of science once was is now the centre.

    Georg C. Lichtenberg, German Physicist and master of Aphorisms

  • 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 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

  • Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.

    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German Physicist and master of aphorisms.