Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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"Gotthold Ephraim Lessing" was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Age of Enlightenment/Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg.

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Let us be lazy in everything, except in loving and drinking, except in being lazy.

They make glorious shipwreck who are lost in seeking worlds.

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

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

Absolute truth belongs to Thee alone.

A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer.

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

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!

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