Baltasar Gracian Quotes

The great art of giving consists in this the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.
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Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.
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Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
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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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Baltasar gracian - the great art of giving consists in this: the...
Baltasar gracian - he that can live alone resembles the brute beast...

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
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Baltasar gracian - all that really belongs to us is time even he who...
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
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Do pleasant things yourself, but unpleasant things through others.
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Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
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Know how to ask. There is nothing more difficult for some people, nor for others, easier.
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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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All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.
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Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
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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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The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
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Put yourself on view. This brings your talents to light.
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At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel, at 50 a serpent, at 60 a dog, at 70 an ape, and at 80 nothing.
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Friendship multiplies the good in life and divides the evil.
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There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.
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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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