He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others.
Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater
To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that...
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine...
The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise;...
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has...
All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich
You may tell a man thou art a fiend, but not your nose wants blowing;...
Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once.
Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious,...
You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate friends are...
Mistrust the person who finds everything good, and the person who finds everything evil, and...
He alone is an acute observer, who can observe minutely without being observed
He who can conceal his joys, is greater than he who can hide his griefs
Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He...
What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my...
The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time.
He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy, has never yet tasted...