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Judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.


Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.
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Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.
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Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.
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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
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They have their opinions, but we have the answers.
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Life isn't determined by the opinions of others, but by the choices we make in those opinions.
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Our relevance is not determined by the opinions of people but by the Love of God.
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Our thoughts and opinions forever evolve, We whole heartedly believed in something once, But today o...
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Some men are just as sure of the truth of their opinions as are others of what they know.
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Some men are just as sure of the truth of their opinions as are others of what they know
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Never judge anyone by another's opinions. We all have different sides that we show to different peop...
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I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them.
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We ought not to judge of men's merits by their qualifications, but by the use they make of them.
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I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them.
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I have opinions of my own - strong opinions - but I don't always agree with them
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I have opinions of my own - strong opinions - but I don't always agree with them.
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Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.
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Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.
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They were young; time hadn't yet rubbed at them, polishing their differences and sharpening their op...
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Men are never so good or so bad as their opinions
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Men get opinions as boys learn to spell by reiteration chiefly.
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Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, By reiteration chiefly.
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Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, by reiteration chiefly
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Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, by reiteration chiefly
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The greater their ignorance, the stronger their opinions.
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I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't...
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Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed op...
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Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed op...
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Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by th...
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Men are punished by their sins, not for them.
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When men are brought face to face with their opponents, forced to listen and learn and mend their id...
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Men are what their mothers made them
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Men are what their mothers made them.
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We're going to continue to let them express their opinions in a peaceful manner.
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I don't judge people by their accent, or how they word things, or how grammatically correct thei...
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Opinions have vested interests just as men have.
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Men are not punished for their for sins, but by them.
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Words can change their meaning, just by repeating them.
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Little boldness is needed to assail the opinions and practices of notoriously wicked men; but to reb...
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Little boldness is needed to assail the opinions and practices of notoriously wicked men; but to reb...
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We would not let ourselves be burned to death for our opinions: we are not sure enough of them for t...
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Nothing is falser than people's preconceptions and ready-made opinions; nothing is sillier than thei...
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In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the u...
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I think journalists have the right to their opinions but I think their opinions should be based on h...
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The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same t...
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The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions.
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Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
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The foolish and the dead never change their opinions.
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Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions
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The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
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I can't knock parents for their opinions. But I can't please every parent.
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People appear like angels until you hear them speak. You must not rush to judge people by the colour...
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The majority have no other reason for their opinions than that they are the fashion.
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Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
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Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
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There really is a God, however he will not judge people by their beliefs but by their hearts.
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Quebec does not have Opinions, but only sentiments.
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As many men, so many opinions.
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I will deal with them according to their conduct, and by their own standards I will judge them
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Don't judge people by their religious, cultural, or professional background. Judge if you must, by t...
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A mass of men equals a mass of opinions.
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Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of th...
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Music critics get their records for free so their opinions usually don't matter.
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I never trust people's assertions, I always judge of them by their actions.
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Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
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Always judge someone by their heart and emotions, not by the words they say.
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We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions.
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We judge others by their actions; we judge ourselves by our intentions.
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Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
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G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to dis...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
We often have need of a profound philosophy to restore to our feelings their original state of innoc...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
In each of us there is a little of all of us.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of the...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized by nothing so surely as by a jest which ...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet c...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Of all the inventions of man I doubt whether any was more easily accomplished than that of a Heaven.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and co...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right co...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
If we make a couple of discoveries here and there we need not believe things will go on like this fo...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
With the majority of people unbelief in one thing is founded on the blind belief in another.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Some theories are good for nothing except to be argued about.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one's own advantage and to that of o...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape; only man can do that; but, likewise, only man regards the a...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
The most successful tempters and thus the most dangerous are the deluded deluders.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
People often become scholars for the same reason they become soldiers: simply because they are unfit...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
It is said that truth comes from the mouths of fools and children: I wish every good mind which feel...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be impa...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
The most heated defenders of a science, who cannot endure the slightest sneer at it, are commonly th...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Reason now gazes above the realm of the dark but warm feelings as the Alpine peaks do above the clou...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Most subjects at universities are taught for no other purpose than that they may be re-taught when t...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Theologians always try to turn the Bible into a book without common sense.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Do we write books so that they shall merely be read? Don't we also write them for employment in the ...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
A man is never more serious than when he praise himself.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered a...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea ...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
The fly that does not want to be swatted is safest if it sits on the fly-swat.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
One might call habit a moral friction: something that prevents the mind from gliding over things but...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
There are people who possess not so much genius as a certain talent for perceiving the desires of th...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
What I do not like about our definitions of genius is that there is in them nothing of the day of ju...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
It is hardly to be believed how spiritual reflections when mixed with a little physics can hold peop...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Cautiousness in judgment is nowadays to be recommended to each and every one: if we gained only one ...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
To be content with life -- or to live merrily, rather --all that is required is that we bestow on al...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
If another Messiah was born he could hardly do so much good as the printing-press.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Rational free spirits are the light brigade who go on ahead and reconnoiter the ground which the hea...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
With most people disbelief in a thing is founded on a blind belief in some other thing.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Affectation is a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
There is no more important rule of conduct in the world than this: attach yourself as much as you ca...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
One cannot demand of a scholar that he show himself a scholar everywhere in society, but the whole t...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a chi...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
We can see nothing whatever of the soul unless it is visible in the expression of the countenance; o...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Man loves company, even if it is only that of a smoldering candle.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
If an angel were ever to tell us anything of his philosophy I believe many propositions would sound ...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
The human tendency to regard little things as important has produced very many great things.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
He who is enamored of himself will at least have the advantage of being inconvenienced by few rivals...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
Man is a masterpiece of creation if for no other reason than that, all the weight of evidence for de...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
To receive applause for works which do not demand all our powers hinders our advance towards a perfe...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
If this is philosophy it is at any rate a philosophy that is not in its right mind.
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it ...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
As the few adepts in such things well know, universal morality is to be found in little everyday pen...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG
I believe that man is in the last resort so free a being that his right to be what he believes himse...
G. C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG