Johann Kaspar Lavater

1741 - 1801

A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on enemies and life

He who has not forgiven an enemy has never tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on honesty and saints

The more honesty a man has, the less he affects the air of a saint.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on genius and prudence

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

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on faults, honesty, and partnership

He who freely praises what he means to purchase, and he who enumerates the faults of what he means to sell, may set up a partnership with honesty.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on doubt, love, simplicity, and words

When you doubt between words, use the plainest, the commonest, the most idiomatic. Eschew fine words as you would rouge; love simple ones as you would the native roses on your cheek.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on boldness, faith, giving, and humanity

I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. Noone who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on secrets and trust

Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on company, conversation, and day

Three days of uninterrupted company in a vehicle will make you better acquainted with another, than one hour's conversation with him every day for three years.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on action, character, and words

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

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on cheating, friendship, and god

He who purposely cheats his friend would cheat his God.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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