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Baltasar Gracian Quotes

Prose writer
Born On
1601-01-08
Died On
1658-12-06
Birth Place
Spain
Birth Sign
capricorn
Nationality
Spanish

Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.

Baltasar Gracian

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

Baltasar Gracian

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.

Baltasar Gracian

Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.

Baltasar Gracian

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.

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.

Baltasar Gracian

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.

Baltasar Gracian

A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.

Baltasar Gracian

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

Baltasar Gracian

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Baltasar Gracian

He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.

Baltasar Gracian

To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.

Baltasar Gracian

When desire dies, fear is born.

Baltasar Gracian

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.

Baltasar Gracian

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.

Baltasar Gracian