Facts about Baltasar Gracian

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Baltasar Gracian was a famous Philosopher from Spain, who lived between January 8, 1601 and December 6, 1658. He/she became 57 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 50 quotes who is written / told by Baltasar, under the main topics: Dreams, Friendship, Happiness, Wisdom.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: John Tillotson, William Penn, Thomas Fuller, Blaise Pascal, Francois de La Rochefoucauld, John Wilmot, William Cartwright, Andrew Marvell, Evangelista Torricelli, Christopher Wren, Thomas Shepard, Edmond Halley, Roger Williams, John Biddle, John Wilkins, Nicolas Boileau, Roger de Rabutin, Angelus Silesius, Richard Blackmore, Robert Boyle

Famous quotes by Baltasar Gracian (50)


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"Never have a companion that casts you in the shade"
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"Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone"
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"When desire dies, fear is born"
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"Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong"
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"Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one"
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"Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment"
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"Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave"
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"Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching"
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"Know or listen to those who know"
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"He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well"
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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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"Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent"
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"Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one"
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"A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends"
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"Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness"
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"Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way"
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"The things we remember best are those better forgotten"
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"One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity"
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"Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it"
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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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"Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil"
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"Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone"
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"Begin with another's to end with your own"
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"Be content to act, and leave the talking to others"
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"Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness"
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"A beautiful woman should break her mirror early"
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"The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause"
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"Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do"
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"It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards"
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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 single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity"
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"Respect yourself if you would have others respect you"
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"I strive to be brief, and I become obscure"
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"Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way"
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"Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose"
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"Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check"
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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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"Have friends. 'Tis a second existence"
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"Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders"
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"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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"Work is the price which is paid for reputation"
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"Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit"
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"The wise does at once what the fool does at last"
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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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"He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave"
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"Evil report carries further than any applause"
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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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"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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"A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are"
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"To oblige persons often costs little and helps much"


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