Johann Kaspar Lavater Quotes

All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Have I done aught of value to my fellow-men? Then have I done much for myself

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 vivacity.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

He who can conceal his joys, is greater than he who can hide his griefs

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.

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

Affectation lights a candle to our defects, and though it may gratify ourselves, it disgusts all others

Johann Kaspar Lavater

He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy, has never yet tasted the most sublime enjoyment of love.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

He who purposely cheats his friend, would cheat his God.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Who purposely cheats his friend, would cheat his God.

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

There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.

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Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Genius always gives its best at first, prudence at last.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Obstinacy is the strength of the weak. Firmness founded upon principle, upon the truth and right, order and law, duty and generosity, is the obstinacy of sages.

Johann Kaspar Lavater
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