Johann Kaspar Lavater Quotes

He knows not how to speak who cannot be silent… Loudness is impotence.

He knows very little of mankind who expects, by any facts or reasoning, to convince a determined party-man.

He who reforms himself has done more toward reforming the public than a crowd of noisy, impotent patriots.

He submits to be seen through a microscope, who suffers himself to be caught in a fit of passion.

He who has no taste for order, will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions.

He alone is an acute observer, who can observe minutely without being observed.

Say not you know another entirely, till you have divided an inheritance with him.

Every man has his devilish moments.

Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He only who acts conscientiously toward himself, will act so toward others.

He who purposely cheats his friend, would cheat his God.