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Baltasar Gracian Quotes & Quotations
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    A beautiful woman should break her mirror early. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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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. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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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. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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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. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    Begin with another's to end with your own. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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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. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    Evil report carries further than any applause. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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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. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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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. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave. Baltasar-GracianBaltasar Gracian
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    He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    I strive to be brief, and I become obscure. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    Know or listen to those who know. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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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. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    Never have a companion that casts you in the shade. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    Never open the door to the lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    The things we remember best are those better forgotten. Baltasar-Gracian/">Baltasar Gracian
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    There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one. Baltasar-Gracian/41.php">Baltasar Gracian
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    There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled. Baltasar-Gracian/42.php">Baltasar Gracian
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    Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it. Baltasar-Gracian/43.php">Baltasar Gracian
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    True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. Baltasar-Gracian/44.php">Baltasar Gracian
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    True knowledge lies in knowing how to live. Baltasar-Gracian/45.php">Baltasar Gracian
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    We often have to put up with most from those on whom we most depend. Baltasar-Gracian/46.php">Baltasar Gracian
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    When desire dies, fear is born. Baltasar-Gracian/47.php">Baltasar Gracian
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    Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. Baltasar-Gracian/48.php">Baltasar Gracian
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    Work is the price which is paid for reputation. Baltasar-Gracian/49.php">Baltasar Gracian