Facts about Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a famous Critic from Germany, who lived between January 22, 1729 and February 15, 1781. He/she became 52 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 14 quotes who is written / told by Gotthold.

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Famous quotes by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (14)


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"Let the devil catch you but by a single hair, and you are his forever"
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"For the will and not the gift makes the giver"
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"For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity"
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"A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes"
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"Let us be lazy in everything, except in loving and drinking, except in being lazy"
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"They make glorious shipwreck who are lost in seeking worlds"
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"Absolute truth belongs to Thee alone"
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"One can drink too much, but one never drinks enough"
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"A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer"
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"Would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way from the eye through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost!"
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"The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship"
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"If some things don't make you lose your sense of reason, then you have none to lose"
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"It is not the truth that a man possesses, or believes that he possesses, but the earnest effort which he puts forward to reach the truth, which constitutes the worth of a man"
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"He who doesn't lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose"


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