13 Quotes By Johann Kaspar Lavater


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

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 on alone

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.
Johann Kaspar Lavater on faith

Neatness begets order but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship.
Johann Kaspar Lavater on friendship

The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
Johann Kaspar Lavater on jealousy

The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time.
Johann Kaspar Lavater on respect

If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
Johann Kaspar Lavater on society

The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
Johann Kaspar Lavater on time

Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.
Johann Kaspar Lavater on trust

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.
Johann Kaspar Lavater on enemy

Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw.
Johann Kaspar Lavater on humor

Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.
Johann Kaspar Lavater on intelligence

Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear because to a clear why.
Johann Kaspar Lavater on wisdom

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