Quotes by Baltasar Gracian

Baltasar Gracian

Baltasar Gracian

Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher

Alive from: 1601-1658

Category: Philosophers | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. Tis the sole remedy against misfortune, the very ventilation of the soul.
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    Good things, when short, are twice as good.
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    Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
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    Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.
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    He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.
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    He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.
    Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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    He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
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    He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.
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    Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
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    Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.
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    It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.
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    It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.
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    It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.
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    It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.
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    Know how to ask. There is nothing more difficult for some people, nor for others, easier.
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