Baltasar Gracian Quotes

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Born: January 8, 1601, Belmonte de Gracián, Spain
Birth Country: Spain
Died: Tarazona, Aragon, Spain, December 6, 1658

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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.
- Baltasar Gracian

2.
Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.
- Baltasar Gracian

3.
Always leave something to wish for otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
- Baltasar Gracian

4.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
- Baltasar Gracian

5.
Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.
- Baltasar Gracian

6.
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
- Baltasar Gracian

7.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
- Baltasar Gracian

8.
He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.
- Baltasar Gracian

9.
He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.
- Baltasar Gracian

10.
Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
- Baltasar Gracian

11.
Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.
- Baltasar Gracian

12.
Know or listen to those who know.
- Baltasar Gracian

13.
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.
- Baltasar Gracian

14.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.
- Baltasar Gracian

15.
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
- Baltasar Gracian

16.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
- Baltasar Gracian

17.
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
- Baltasar Gracian

18.
Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do.
- Baltasar Gracian

19.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
- Baltasar Gracian

20.
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
- Baltasar Gracian

21.
The things we remember best are those better forgotten.
- Baltasar Gracian

22.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
- Baltasar Gracian

23.
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

24.
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

25.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
- Baltasar Gracian

26.
When desire dies, fear is born.
- Baltasar Gracian

27.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
- Baltasar Gracian

28.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
- Baltasar Gracian

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