He who doesn't lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on things
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If some things don't make you lose your sense of reason, then you have none to lose.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on reason
4

For the will and not the gift makes the giver.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on gift
4

Let the devil catch you but by a single hair, and you are his forever.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on catch
3

A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on conformity
3

For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on beauty
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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.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on believes
1

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!

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on arm
1

One can drink too much, but one never drinks enough.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on drink
0

The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on borne
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The superstition in which we grew up,Though we may recognize it, does not loseIts power over us--Not all are freeWho make mock of their chains.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on superstition
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They make glorious shipwreck who are lost in seeking worlds.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on glorious
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