What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.
Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater
Johann Kaspar Lavater Quotes
Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once.
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.
Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over...
Let none turn over books or scan the stars in quest of God who see...
If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many...
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same...
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.
He who can conceal his joys, is greater than he who can hide his griefs
The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise;...
The public seldom forgive twice.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine...
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
If you see one cold and vehement at the same time, set him down for...
He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy, has never yet tasted...
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious,...
Genius is formed in quiet, character in the stream of human life
You would think with all the genius and the brilliance of these times, we might...