baltasar gracian Quotes

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
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— Baltasar Gracian
Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.
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— Baltasar Gracian
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.
— Baltasar Gracian
A gilded No is more satisfactory than a dry Yes.
— Baltasar Gracian
Words are feminine; deeds are masculine.
— Baltasar Gracian
The truest wild beasts live in the most populous places.
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— Baltasar Gracian
The best remedy for disturbances is to let them run their course, for so they quiet down.
— Baltasar Gracian
Share weight and woe, for misfortune falls with double force on him that stands alone.
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— Baltasar Gracian
No one demands more caution than a spy, and when someone has the skeleton key to minds, counter him by leaving the key of caution inside, on the other side of the keyhole.
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— Baltasar Gracian
I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.
— Baltasar Gracian
He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
— Baltasar Gracian
Excellence resides in quality, not in quantity. The best is always few and rare; much lowers value.
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— Baltasar Gracian
Do not be held a cheat, even though it is impossible to live today without being one. Let your greatest cunning lie in covering up what looks like cunning.
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— Baltasar Gracian
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
— Baltasar Gracian
Many would be wise if they did not think themselves wise.
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— Baltasar Gracian
Keep expectation alive. Keep stirring it up. Let much promise more, and great deeds herald greater.
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— Baltasar Gracian
Attain and maintain a reputation, for it is the usufruct of fame. A stiff climb, for it is the issue of excellence, as rare as mediocrity is common.
tags: excellence fame
— Baltasar Gracian
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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— Baltasar Gracian
An ounce of prudence is worth a pound of cleverness.
— Baltasar Gracian
Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
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— Baltasar Gracian
Always act as if you were seen.
— Baltasar Gracian
All victories breed, and that over your superior is foolish or fatal.
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— Baltasar Gracian
Admiration is the basis of ignorance.
— Baltasar Gracian
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
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— Baltasar Gracian
A prudent man will think more important what fate has conceded to him, than what it has denied.
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— Baltasar Gracian
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
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— Baltasar Gracian
A man is judged by his friends, for the wise and the foolish have never agreed.
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— Baltasar Gracian
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
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— Baltasar Gracian
A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
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— Baltasar Gracian
You should avoid making yourself too clear even in your explanations.
— Baltasar Gracian
You should aim to be independent of any one vote, of any one fashion, of any one century.
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— Baltasar Gracian
You may be obliged to wage war, but not to use poisoned arrows.
tags: war
— Baltasar Gracian
You have to appear wiser and more prudent than is required by the people you are dealing with if you want to give a high opinion of yourself.
tags: people opinion
— Baltasar Gracian
You can cultivate taste, as you can the intellect. Full understanding whets the appetite and desire, and, later, sharpens the enjoyment of possession.
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— Baltasar Gracian
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
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— Baltasar Gracian
Wise men appreciate all men, for they see the good in each and know how hard it is to make anything good.
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— Baltasar Gracian
Wisdom is immortal. She can wait forever, but you cannot.
tags: forever immortal wisdom
— Baltasar Gracian
Wisdom and courage make mutual contributions to greatness.
tags: greatness wisdom courage
— Baltasar Gracian
When you counsel someone, you should appear to be reminding him of something he had forgotten, not of the light he was unable to see.
— Baltasar Gracian
When everyone covets something, they are easily annoyed by it.
— Baltasar Gracian
baltasar gracian
Birth    : January 8, 1601
Death  : December 6, 1658
Occupation  : Writer