Johann Kaspar Lavater Quotes
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The public seldom forgives twice.
Sensibility is the power of woman.
Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
He can feel no little wants who is in pursuit of grandeur.
All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich.
Say not you know a man entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
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.
There are but three classes of men, the retrograde, the stationary, and the progressive.
A man submits to be seen through a micro-scope who suffers himself to be caught in a passion.
Trust those not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.
Each particle of matter is an immensity; each leaf a world; each insect an inexplicable compendium.
Trust them little who praises all, those less who censures all, and them least who are indifferent about all.
The discovery of truth by slow, progressive meditation is talent. Intuition of the truth, not preceded by perceptible meditation, is 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.
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.