To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that ever loved or hated you
Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater
The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise;...
He who has not forgiven an enemy has not yet tasted one of the most...
Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once.
Mistrust the person who finds everything good, and the person who finds everything evil, and...
If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many...
He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the...
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
He who can conceal his joys, is greater than he who can hide his griefs
He alone is an acute observer, who can observe minutely without being observed
Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do...
Too much gravity argues a shallow mind
All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same...
I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has...
Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.
He who purposely cheats his friend, would cheat his God
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious,...
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.