A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it, an apostle is unlikely to look out.

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German physicist, writer
Aphorisms, F.17 (1775-79) (tr. R. Hollingdale (1990))

Alt trans: "A book is a mirror: when a monkey looks in, no apostle can look out." [tr. Mautner and Hatfield]
Added on 6-Jan-09 | Last updated 29-Mar-17
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