Johann Kaspar Lavater Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Johann Kaspar Lavater quotes, Johann Kaspar Lavater sayings, and Johann Kaspar Lavater proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence. Johann Kaspar Lavater
He who purposely cheats his friend, would cheat his God. Johann Kaspar Lavater
The craftiest trickery are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart. Johann Kaspar Lavater
The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers. Johann Kaspar Lavater
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? Johann Kaspar Lavater
He who purposely cheats his friend, would cheat his God. Johann Kaspar Lavater
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time. Johann Kaspar Lavater
A beautiful smile is to the female countenance what the sunbeam is to the landscape; it embellishes an inferior face and redeems an ugly one. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Who has a daring eye tell downright truths and downright lies. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Existence is self-enjoyment, by means of some object distinct from ourselves. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Softness of smile indicates softness of character. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Stubbornness is the strength of the weak. Johann Kaspar Lavater
The wrath that on conviction subsides into mildness, is the wrath of a generous mind. Johann Kaspar Lavater
There are no friends more inseparable than pride and hardness of heart, humility and love, falsehood and impudence. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Who gives a trifle meanly is meaner than the trifle. Johann Kaspar Lavater
As a man's salutations, so is the total of his character; in nothing do we lay ourselves so open as in our manner of meeting and salutation. Johann Kaspar Lavater
He who is passionate and hasty is generally honest. It is your cool, dissembling hypocrite of whom you should beware. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence. Johann Kaspar Lavater
The policy of adapting one's self to circumstances makes all ways smooth. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Who has witnessed one free and unconstrained act of yours, has witnessed all. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Whatever obscurities may involve religious tenets, humility and love constitute the essence of true religion; the humble is formed to adore, the loving to associate with eternal love. Johann Kaspar Lavater
The discovery of truth by slow, progressive meditation is talent. Johann Kaspar Lavater
He only is great who has the habits of greatness; who, after performing what none in ten thousand could accomplish, passes on like Samson, and "tells neither father nor mother of it." Johann Kaspar Lavater
A beautiful smile is to the female countenance what the sunbeam is to the landscape: it embellishes an inferior face, and redeems an ugly one. Johann Kaspar Lavater