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Quotations From JOHANN KASPAR LAVATER

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  • 1.
    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.
    Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 84 (1788).

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  • 2.
    Neatness begets order; but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship.
    Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 583 (1788).

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  • 3.
    Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
    Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 260 (1788).

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  • 4.
    Let none turn over books, or roam the stars in quest of God, who sees him not in man.
    Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 398 (1788).

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  • 5.
    The public seldom forgive twice.
    Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 595 (1788).
  • 6.
    If you see one cold and vehement at the same time, set him down for a fanatic.
    Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 282 (1788).

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  • 7.
    Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
    Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 157 (1788).
  • 8.
    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 (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 23 (1788).

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  • 9.
    Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet.
    Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 305 (1788).
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