Facts about Johann Kaspar Lavater

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Johann Kaspar Lavater was a famous Theologian from Germany, who lived between November 15, 1741 and January 2, 1801.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by Johann.

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Famous quotes by Johann Kaspar Lavater (29)


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"He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy, has never yet tasted the most sublime enjoyment of love"
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"He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero"
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"He submits to be seen through a microscope, who suffers himself to be caught in a fit of passion"
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"Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?"
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"Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?"
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"Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He only who acts conscientiously toward himself, will act so toward others"
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"Conscience is the sentinel of virtue"
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"Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character"
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"The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers"
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"The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time"
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"The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time"
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"Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him"
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"Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him"
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"Neatness begets order; but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship"
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"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"
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"Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once"
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"If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already"
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"If you see one cold and vehement at the same time, set him down for a fanatic"
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"I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness"
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"Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet"
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"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"
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"You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate friends are all good, and whose enemies are decidedly bad"
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"You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be"
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"Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence"
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"Who in the same given time can produce more than others has vigor; who can produce more and better, has talents; who can produce what none else can, has genius"
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"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"
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"Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers"
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"There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive"
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"The public seldom forgive twice"


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