Words 08 Aug 2004 12:36 pm

Lichtenberg Biography Review

The Chronicle: 7/2/2004: A Hunched Back, a Searching Heart, and a Fiery Wit is a review of the latest biography of Georg Lichtenberg. It is quite an amusing read in itself, and makes me think I should read some of Lichtenberg’s writing. He was apparently great at producing little smart observations. For example,

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

This one is thought provoking as well,

“Those who never have time do least.”

There are more of these aphorisms in the review, so I won’t spoil them here.

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