Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Quote

A writer who wishes to be read by posterity must not be averse to putting hints which might give rise to whole books, or ideas for learned discussions, in some corner of a chapter so that one should think he can afford to throw them away by the thousand.


Lichtenberg's Commentaries on Hogarth's Engravings (ed. 1966)

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A writer who wishes to be read by posterity must not be averse to putting hints which might give rise to whole books, or ideas for learned...

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A writer who wishes to be read by posterity must not be averse to putting hints which might give rise to whole books, or ideas for learned...

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A writer who wishes to be read by posterity must not be averse to putting hints which might give rise to whole books, or ideas for learned...

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A writer who wishes to be read by posterity must not be averse to putting hints which might give rise to whole books, or ideas for learned...