Baltasar Gracián

Baltasar Gracián

Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher

Lived from: 1601-1658

Category: Philosophers | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Baltasar Gracián

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    A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
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    Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
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    A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
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    A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
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    A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.
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    A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
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    Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.
    Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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    All victories breed hate, and that over your superior is foolish or fatal.
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    Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
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    Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
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    At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
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    Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.
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    Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
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    Begin with another's to end with your own.
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    Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
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