"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."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Georg C. Lichtenberg on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Georg C. Lichtenberg on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Georg C. Lichtenberg on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Georg C. Lichtenberg on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Georg C. Lichtenberg on Mahatma Gandhi
"We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest."
"Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age."
"We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing."
"I cannot say whether things will get better if we change what I can say is they must change if they are to get better."
"Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven."