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
Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater
Too much gravity argues a shallow mind
All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich
Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet.
Trust him little who praise all, him less who censures all and him least who...
There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.
Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over...
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the...
If you see one cold and vehement at the same time, set him down for...
Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.
The public seldom forgive twice.
The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time.
He who has not forgiven an enemy has not yet tasted one of the most...
Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many...
Mistrust the person who finds everything good, and the person who finds everything evil, and...
Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once.
To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that...
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion...
In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody is apt to be...