Johann Kaspar Lavater Quotes

The obstinacy of the indolent and weak is less conquerable than that of the fiery and bold.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Mistrust the person who finds everything good, and the person who finds everything evil, and mistrust even more the person who is indifferent to everything.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.

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

Who has a daring eye tell downright truths and downright lies.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Vanity and rudeness are seldom seen together.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivac.

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