Translation Project

Daily I’ll try to translate continuously aphorisms by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg 1742 – 1799. If there are mistakes in my translations: support is very appreciated!

MEANING
Meaning depends on 3 factors: intonation, expression, dictionary. A 93

SPARKS
Good thoughts act consistently, in a way like sparks on the powder. A 56

MOB
It is likely that most errors of the mob are submitted from their language. A 54

COFFEE
If I had been drinking a lot of coffee, I was shocked even BEFORE I heard the noise. A 50

MISTRUST
Mostly I’ve seen mistrust linked with fierce ambition. A 46

FOOD
The meal plans probably have a very large impact on the state of the people. A 43

STYLE
There is an influence of style on our feelings and thoughts. A 22

ACCENT
Rousseau rightly calls the accent the “soul of speech”. A 21

BLACK
What an effect would it have on me if I had to sit in a very black-curtained large room? F 325

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