Gotthold Lessing

Gotthold Lessing


Author Profession: German dramatist
Born: January 22, 1729
Died: February 15, 1781
Birth Sign: Aquarius


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Gotthold Lessing quotes

For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.

A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer.

They make glorious shipwreck who are lost in seeking worlds.

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

It is not the truth that a man possesses, or believes that he possesses, but the earnest effort which he puts forward to reach the truth, which constitutes the worth of a man.

For the will and not the gift makes the giver.

Let us be lazy in everything, except in loving and drinking, except in being lazy.

If some things don't make you lose your sense of reason, then you have none to lose.

The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.

A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes.

Absolute truth belongs to Thee alone.

He who doesn't lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose.

Let the devil catch you but by a single hair, and you are his forever.

One can drink too much, but one never drinks enough.

Would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way from the eye through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost!

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