Baltasar Gracián

Baltasar Gracián

Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher

Lived from: 1601-1658

Category: Philosophers | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Baltasar Gracián

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    Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
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    Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.
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    Make your friends your teachers and mingle the pleasures of conversation with the advantages of instruction.
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    Man is born a barbarian, and only raises himself above the beast by culture.
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    Man's life is a warfare against the malice of men.
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    Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
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    Most do violence to their natural aptitude, and thus attain superiority in nothing.
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    Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
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    Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
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    Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
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    Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
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    Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame.
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    One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
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    Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.
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    Put yourself on view. This brings your talents to light.