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The public seldom forgives twice.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater
Sensibility is the power of woman.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater
Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater
He can feel no little wants who is in pursuit of grandeur.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater Wanting
All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich.

affectation

Say not you know a man entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater

human nature character

Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
The manner of giving shows the character of the giver, more than the gift itself.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater
There are but three classes of men, the retrograde, the stationary, and the progressive.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater
A man submits to be seen through a micro-scope who suffers himself to be caught in a passion.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater
Trust those not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater
Each particle of matter is an immensity; each leaf a world; each insect an inexplicable compendium.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater
Trust them little who praises all, those less who censures all, and them least who are indifferent about all.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater
The discovery of truth by slow, progressive meditation is talent.  Intuition of the truth, not preceded by perceptible meditation, is genius.

genius talent talent & genius

The manner of giving shows the character of the giver more than the gift itself.  There is a princely manner of giving, and a royal manner of accepting.

Giving

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.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater

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