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Company

Man loves company – even if it is only that of a small burning candle. Georg  C. Lichtenberg

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799) was a German physicistsatirist, and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany. He is remembered for his posthumously published notebooks, which he himself called Sudelbücher, a description modelled on the Englishbookkeeping term “scrapbooks”, and for his discovery of tree-like electrical discharge patterns now called Lichtenberg figures.

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Ignorance

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.  Albert Camus

Albert Camus (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay The Rebel that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 43 in 1957, the second youngest recipient in history.