Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was a celebrated German satirist, Anglophile and scientist. He is renowned for ‘Sudelbucher’, notebooks or Scrapbooks which were published posthumously. He became the first German scientist to hold a professorship specifically dedicated to experimental physics. He is also well-known for unearthing tree shaped electrical discharge patters which are now known as ‘Lichtenberg Figures’. Lichtenberg was one of the most sought-after and idolized man in contemporary European intellectual circles and also the first one who introduced apparatus for experiments in the lectures. He is also accredited for building a large electrophorus which used induction to generate electricity. Following is a compilation of thoughts and quotable quotes which have been excerpted from his work, experiments, scrapbooks, notebooks, writings, researches and life. Go through the quotations and sayings by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.
Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them.