Best Quotes by Johann Kaspar Lavater (Top 10)

  1. Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet.
  2. Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
  3. I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
  7. Mistrust the man who finds everything good, the man who finds everything evil and still more the man who is indifferent to everything.
  8. You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
  9. He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
  10. He who can conceal his joys, is greater than he who can hide his griefs

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