Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Quote

Those who have racked their brains to discover new proofs have perhaps been induced to do so by a compulsion they could not quite explain to themselves. Instead of giving us their new proofs they should have explained to us the motivation that constrained them to search for them.


L24 - Aphorisms (1765-1799) - Notebook L (1793-1796)

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Those who have racked their brains to discover new proofs have perhaps been induced to do so by a compulsion they could not quite explain to...

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Those who have racked their brains to discover new proofs have perhaps been induced to do so by a compulsion they could not quite explain to...

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Those who have racked their brains to discover new proofs have perhaps been induced to do so by a compulsion they could not quite explain to...