"The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Johann Kaspar Lavater on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Johann Kaspar Lavater on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Johann Kaspar Lavater on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Johann Kaspar Lavater on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Johann Kaspar Lavater on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."
"Neatness begets order but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship."
"The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time."