Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Quote

“Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.”

~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Ratings and Comments

Maggie, Cuxhaven

This quote makes me feel freer and a bit exhilarated at once. Great!

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Odette    2/25/05

This quote defines my very nature! I am always functioning in the manner Lessing declares!!!!!!!!!!! Bravo to him!

John-Douglas, Nassau

Are we all unanimous on this?

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

We realize our humanity in the midst of our humbly realizing our individuality.

Mike, Norwalk

Just to read everyday is becoming exceptional. I like the "silly enough" - not taking ourselves to serious. The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land would have everyone an equal "Borg".

Victor Martin, Arvada, Colorado

It is not enough to say "read every day" without adding something like 'about the thoughts that enrich your wisdom concerning goodness' - otherwise it just will be the waste of time, unless addressing a four-year old. Victor Martin. (


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