Gustav Fechner quotes

  • Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.

  • If you and I shall, like the believing shepherds, watch and long for His appearing, one day we, too, shall hear a music grander and sweeter even than the song of angels, when the great Composer shall transpose all the strains of earth from the minor into the major, when the wail of nature shall give way to the glad harmony of the everlasting jubilee.

  • Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace.

  • With its leaves so rich and heavy with elation and its crimson face made brighter with visions of divinity the shadow of a certain rose looks just like an angel eating light.

  • Ah, yet, e'er I descend to th' grave, May I a small House and a large Garden have. And a few Friends, and many Books both true, Both wise, and both delightful too. And since Love ne'er will from me flee, A mistress moderately fair, And good as Guardian angels are, Only belov'd and loving me.

  • Ah, woman. She is an enigma. An anomaly of perfection & irony. She can lure angels into her arms & give birth to a nation of ideologies.

  • Christ has made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue. I belong to Him Whom the Angels serve.

  • I met Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Engels and Mao when I entered prison and they redeemed me.

  • Petting is the study of the anatomy in braille.

  • The whole aim of comparative anatomy is to discover what structures are homologous.