Johann Kaspar Lavater


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  • ''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).
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  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?''
    Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 260 (1788).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''The public seldom forgive twice.''
    Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 595 (1788).

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