Aphorisms with hashtags

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!

#face The soul sets the face around them self as the magnet the filings. #aphorism B 69

The whole man must move together. Every expression of a human has to have the same goal. B 31

A major distinguishing sign of a Great Spirit is not to get carried away by local mentality. B 22

He writes very bitterly. You have to stir him until the sugar melts inside of him. B 14

The mob is ruined by the flesh battling against the Spirit, and the scholar by the Spirit acting vs. his flesh. B 21

He writes very bitterly. You have to stir him until the sugar melts inside of him. B 14

Bad writing means: too easy to understand and too German, to be held for the work of some orang-utan. B 11

Some have even in their words something of their own. It takes a lot of self-confidence and independence to do so. A 138

The moral sensitivity is, I think, in the morning stronger than in the evening. A 132

often lead us into the circumstances in which we awake could not have been involve.  A 125

People who imitate too strong, weaken their own ingenuity. A 122

There may be creatures that are so fine that they are not able to reach through a beam of light. A 121

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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