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JOHANN KASPAR LAVATER (JOHN CASPAR LAVATER)
Swiss theologian, poet, mystic and physiognomist
(1741 - 1801)
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He alone is an acute observer, who can observe minutely without being observed.
      - [View]

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

He has oratory who ravishes his hearers while he forgets himself.
      - [Eloquence]

He is incapable of a truly good action that finds not a pleasure in contemplating the actions of others.
      - [Action]

He knows not how to speak who cannot be silent; still less how to act with vigor and decision. Who hastens to the end is silent; loudness is impotence.
      - [Silence]

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

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."
      - [Greatness]

He scatters enjoyment who can enjoy much.
      - [Enjoyment]

He submits himself to be seen through a microscope, who suffers himself to be caught in a fit of passion.
      - [Anger : Passion]

He who always prefaces his tale with laughter is poised between impertinence and folly.
      - [Laughter]

He who attempts to make others believe in means which he himself despises is a puffer; he who makes use of more means than he knows to be necessary is a quack; and he who ascribes to those means a greater efficacy than his own experience warrants is an impostor.
      - [Deceit]

He who can at all times sacrifice pleasure to duty approaches sublimity.
      - [Duty : Pleasure]

He who can conceal his joys, is greater than he who can hide his griefs.
      - [Greatness]

He who comes from the kitchen, smells of its smoke; and he who adheres to a sect, has something of its cant; the college air pursues the student; and dry inhumanity him who herds with literary pedants.
      - [Associates]

He who freely praises what he means to purchase, and he who enumerates the faults of what he means to sell, may set up a partnership with honesty.
      - [Honesty]

He who gives himself airs of importance, exhibits the credentials of impotence.
      - [Proverbs]

He who goes round about in his requests wants commonly more than he chooses to appear to want.
      - [Request]

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

He who has not forgiven an enemy has never yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.
      - [Forgiveness]

He who is passionate and hasty is generally honest. It is your cool, dissembling hypocrite of whom you should beware.
      - [Passion]

He who prorogues the honesty of today till to-morrow will probably prorogue his to-morrows to eternity.
      - [Delay]

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

He who sedulously attends, pointedly asks, calmly speaks, coolly answers, and ceases when he has no more to say, is in possession of some of the best requisites of man.
      - [Conversation]

He who seeks to imbitter innocent pleasure has a cancer in his heart.
      - [Pleasure]

He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
      - [Genius]


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