"What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones?"
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Georg C. Lichtenberg on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Georg C. Lichtenberg on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Georg C. Lichtenberg on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Georg C. Lichtenberg on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Georg C. Lichtenberg on Mark Twain
"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."