Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Johann Georg Zimmermann

Ghana Reverend, Translator of Bible, Grammarian

"The more you speak of yourself, the more likely you are to lie."

"There appears to exist a greater desire to live long than to live well! Measure by man's desires, he cannot live long enough; measure by his good deeds, and he has not lived long enough; measure by his evil deeds, and he has lived too long."

"A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse. "

"The more you speak of yourself, the more you are likely to lie."

"That happy state of mind, so rarely possessed, in which we can say, 'I have enough', is the highest attainment of philosophy."

"Open your purse and your mouth cautiously; and your stock of wealth and reputation shall, at least in repute, be great. "

"Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth."