Never does a man portray his own character more vividly than in his manner of portraying another’s.

Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825) German novelist, art historian, aesthetician [Johann Paul Friedrich Richter; pseud. Jean Paul]
Titan: A Romance, Jubilee 28, cycle 110 (1803) [tr. Brooks (1864)]
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Alternate translation: "A man never reveals his character more vividly than when portraying the character of another."
Added on 10-Dec-21 | Last updated 10-Dec-21
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