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.
Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater
Be not the fourth friend of him who had three before and lost them.
He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the...
Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over...
He who has not forgiven an enemy has not yet tasted one of the most...
There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.
Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear because to a...
Too much gravity argues a shallow mind
Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
Trust him little who praise all, him less who censures all and him least who...
The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time.
He who purposely cheats his friend, would cheat his God
He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy, has never yet tasted...
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
Who in the same given time can produce more than others has vigor; who can...
Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet.
Let none turn over books or scan the stars in quest of God who see...
Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He...
If you see one cold and vehement at the same time, set him down for...