Quotes by Johann Kaspar Lavater
- 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.
- If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
- Neatness begets order but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship.
- The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time.
- The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
- Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.
- You may tell a man thou art a fiend, but not your nose wants blowing to him alone who can bear a thing of that kind, you may tell all.