With most people, disbelief in one thing is founded on blind belief in another.

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German physicist, writer
Aphorisms, Notebook L, #81 [p. 674] (1796-99) [tr. Tester (2012)]

Alternate translations:
  • "With most people, unbelief in one thing is founded upon blind belief in another."
  • "With most people disbelief in a thing is founded on a blind belief in some other thing." [tr. Hollingdale (1990)]

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