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Baltasar Gracian QUOTES

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Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second. - Baltasar Gracian

Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.

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

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

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Tis much to gain universal admiration; more, universal love. - Baltasar Gracian

Tis much to gain universal admiration; more, universal love.

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

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

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Be known for pleasing others, especially if you govern them. Ruling other has one advantage: you can do more good than anyone else.

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It is impossible to live without brains, either one's own or borrowed. - Baltasar Gracian

It is impossible to live without brains, either one's own or borrowed.

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

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

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Know the great men of your age. - Baltasar Gracian

Know the great men of your age.

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Know or listen to those who know. - Baltasar Gracian

Know or listen to those who know.

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Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it. - Baltasar Gracian

Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.

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Life is a warfare against the malice of others. - Baltasar Gracian

Life is a warfare against the malice of others.

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Put a grain of boldness into everything you do. - Baltasar Gracian

Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.

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Take care to make things turn out well. Some people scruple more over pointing things in the right direction than over successfully reaching their goals. The disgrace of failure outweighs the diligence they showed. A winner is never asked for explanations.

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Success rarely brings satisfaction. - Baltasar Gracian

Success rarely brings satisfaction.

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

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

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The great art of giving consists in this the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.

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

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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.

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