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    Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: hero 
     
    Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: advice  teaching 
     
    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.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: live  wild 
     
    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.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: alone 
     
    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.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: key  mind 
     
    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.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: value  excellence 
     
    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.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: live  lies  impossible 
     
    Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    Many would be wise if they did not think themselves wise.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: wise 
     
    Keep expectation alive. Keep stirring it up. Let much promise more, and great deeds herald greater.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: expectation 
     
    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.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: excellence  fame 
     
    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.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: men  dog 
     
    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.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: happiness  wishes 
     
    Always act as if you were seen.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    All victories breed, and that over your superior is foolish or fatal.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: victory 
     
    Admiration is the basis of ignorance.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: integrity  lies 
     
    A prudent man will think more important what fate has conceded to him, than what it has denied.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: fate  men 
     
    A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: men 
     
    A man is judged by his friends, for the wise and the foolish have never agreed.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: men  friends  wise 
     
    A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: women  beautiful 
     
    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.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: beauty  truth  age  bad 
     
    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.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: fashion 
     
    You may be obliged to wage war, but not to use poisoned arrows.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: war 
     
    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.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: people  opinion 
     
    You can cultivate taste, as you can the intellect. Full understanding whets the appetite and desire, and, later, sharpens the enjoyment of possession.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: work 
     
    Wise men appreciate all men, for they see the good in each and know how hard it is to make anything good.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: men  wise 
     
    Wisdom is immortal. She can wait forever, but you cannot.
    — Baltasar Gracian
    tags: forever  immortal  wisdom 
     
    Wisdom and courage make mutual contributions to greatness.
    — 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
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    baltasar gracian
    Birth    : January 8, 1601
    Death  : December 6, 1658
    Occupation  : Writer