Johann Kaspar Lavater

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Swiss theologist and mysticist

Lived from: 1741-1801

Category: Theologians and clergy

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    He who has no taste for order, will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions.
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    Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.
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    Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence.
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    Be not the fourth friend of him who had three before and lost them.
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    Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
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    Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.
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    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.
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    Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?
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    Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.
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    Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
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    He can feel no little wants who is in pursuit of grandeur.
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    He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others.
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    He knows very little of mankind who expects, by any facts or reasoning, to convince a determined party man.
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    He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
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