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Baltasar Gracian – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Baltasar Gracian

 

When desire dies, fear is born.

– Baltasar Gracian


Know or listen to those who know.

– Baltasar Gracian


Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.

– Baltasar Gracian


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.

– Baltasar Gracian


Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.

– Baltasar Gracian


Work is the price which is paid for reputation.

– Baltasar Gracian


Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.

– Baltasar Gracian


The wise does at once what the fool does at last.

– Baltasar Gracian


Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.

– Baltasar Gracian


Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.

– Baltasar Gracian


Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.

– Baltasar Gracian


Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.

– Baltasar Gracian


The things we remember best are those better forgotten.

– Baltasar Gracian


Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

– Baltasar Gracian


Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.

– Baltasar Gracian


The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.

– Baltasar Gracian


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

– Baltasar Gracian


Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.

– Baltasar Gracian


Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.

– Baltasar Gracian


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

– Baltasar Gracian


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

– 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


He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.

– Baltasar Gracian


Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.

– 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


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


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 island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune to keep him is a blessing.

– Baltasar Gracian


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