Georg C. Lichtenberg — German Scientist born on July 01, 1742, died on February 24, 1799

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was a German scientist, satirist, and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany. Today, he is remembered for his posthumously published notebooks, which he himself called Sudelb├╝cher, a description modelled on the English bookkeeping term "scrapbooks", and for his discovery of the strange tree-like patterns now called Lichtenberg figures... (wikipedia)

The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing.
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.
If you are going to build something in the air it is always better to build castles than houses of cards.