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 :: 1741-1801, Swiss Theologian, Mystic

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To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that ever loved or hated you.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Self-knowledge]

 

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There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Smile]

 

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Stubbornness is the strength of the weak.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Stubbornness]

 

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He can feel no little wants who is in pursuit of grandeur.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Want]

 

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He submits to be seen through a microscope, who suffers himself to be caught in a fit of passion.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Passion]

 

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He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Pleasure]

 

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He knows very little of mankind who expects, by any facts or reasoning, to convince a determined party man.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Politicians and Politics]

 

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Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Pride]

 

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The public seldom forgive twice.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Public]

 

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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.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Questions]

 

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You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate friends are all good, and whose enemies are decidedly bad.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Reliance]

 

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Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Secrets]

 

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Intuition is the clear concept of the whole at once.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Intuition]

 

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The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Jealousy]

 

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Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Laughter]

 

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Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Laughter]

 

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Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Learning]

 

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There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Men]

 

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Mistrust the person who finds everything good, and the person who finds everything evil, and mistrust even more the person who is indifferent to everything.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Moderation]

 

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The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater - [Morality]

 

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