Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Quote

People who have read a good deal rarely make great discoveries. I do not say this in excuse of laziness, but because invention presupposes an extensive independent contemplation of things.


Lichtenberg: a doctrine of scattered occasions: reconstructed from his aphorisms and reflections (ed. 1959)

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People who have read a good deal rarely make great discoveries. I do not say this in excuse of laziness, but because invention presupposes an...

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People who have read a good deal rarely make great discoveries. I do not say this in excuse of laziness, but because invention presupposes an...

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People who have read a good deal rarely make great discoveries. I do not say this in excuse of laziness, but because invention presupposes an...

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People who have read a good deal rarely make great discoveries. I do not say this in excuse of laziness, but because invention presupposes an...