Quotes of Baltasar Gracian

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

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

- Baltasar Gracian

“ 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. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

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

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Put yourself on view. This brings your talents to light. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Be slow in enjoyment, quick at work, for men see work ended with pleasure, pleasure ended with regret. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Many things cause pain which would cause pleasure if you regarded their advantages. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

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

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Good things, when short, are twice as good. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Beauty and folly are generally companions. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

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

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Folly consists not in committing Folly, but in being incapable of concealing it. All men make mistakes, but the wise conceal the blunders they have made, while fools make them public. Reputation depends more on what is hidden than on what is seen. If you can’t be good, be careful. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Do not be held a cheat, even though it is impossible to live today without being one. Let your greatest cunning lie in covering up what looks like cunning. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ One should cultivate good habits of memory, for it is capable of making existence a Paradise or an Inferno. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ 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 Gracian

“ Never participate in the secrets of those above you; you think you share the fruit, and you share the stones - the confidence of a prince is not a grant, but a tax. ”

- Baltasar Gracian
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