Johann Kaspar Lavater Quotes

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Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Be not the fourth friend of him who had three before and lost them. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
He alone is an acute observer, who can observe minutely without being observed -Johann Kaspar Lavater
The obstinacy of the indolent and weak is less conquerable than that of the fiery and bold. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Trust him little who praise all, him less who censures all and him least who is indifferent about all -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero -Johann Kaspar Lavater
He who reforms himself has done more toward reforming the public than a crowd of noisy, impotent patriots -Johann Kaspar Lavater
All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich -Johann Kaspar Lavater
He who has not forgiven an enemy has not yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life -Johann Kaspar Lavater
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
He who purposely cheats his friend, would cheat his God -Johann Kaspar Lavater
He who can conceal his joys, is greater than he who can hide his griefs -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear because to a clear why. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Too much gravity argues a shallow mind -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Great minds comprehend more in a word, a look, a pressure of the hand than ordinary men in long conversations, or the most elaborate correspondence -Johann Kaspar Lavater
The more any one speaks of himself, the less he likes to hear another talked of. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Modesty is silent when it would be improper to speak; the humble, without being called upon, never recollects to say anything of himself. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
He who freely praises what he means to purchase, and he who enumerates the faults of what he means to sell, may set up a partnership with honesty. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
The generous person is always just, and the just who is always generous may, unannounced, approach the throne of heaven. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Thousands are hated, while none are loved without a real cause -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Truth, wisdom, love, seek reasons; malice only seeks causes. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Half talent is no talent. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
You may tell a man thou art a fiend, but not your nose wants blowing; to him alone who can bear a thing of that kind, you may tell all. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
He whose pride oppresses the humble may perhaps be humbled, but will never be humble. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate friends are all good, and whose enemies are decidedly bad. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
There are no friends more inseparable than pride and hardness of heart, humility and love, falsehood and impudence. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Wishes run over in loquacious impotence, will presses on with laconic energy. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Dread more the blunderer's friendship than the calumniator's enmity. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
No communication or gift can exhaust genius or impoverish charity. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
Let none turn over books, or roam the stars in quest of God, who sees him not in man. -Johann Kaspar Lavater
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