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Johann Kaspar Lavater Quotes

(1741-1801), Swiss Theologian, Mystic

He who has no taste for order, will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions.

Category: Action

Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.

Category: Action

If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.

Category: Agreement

You may tell a man thou art a fiend, but not your nose wants blowing; to him alone who can bear a thing of that kind, you may tell all.

Category: Candor

Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.

Category: Character

You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.

Category: Character

Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.

Category: Conscience

The craftiest trickery are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart.

Category: Deception

Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He only who acts conscientiously toward himself, will act so toward others.

Category: Dependence

Who has a daring eye tell downright truths and downright lies.

Category: Eyes

If you see one cold and vehement at the same time, set him down for a fanatic.

Category: Fanatics And Fanaticism

Be not the fourth friend of him who had three before and lost them.

Category: Friends And Friendship

Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.

Category: Genius

Who in the same given time can produce more than others has vigor; who can produce more and better, has talents; who can produce what none else can, has genius.

Category: Genius

Let none turn over books, or roam the stars in quest of God, who sees him not in man.

Category: God