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Baltasar Gracian Quotes and Quotations


Do not show your wounded finger, for everything will knock up against it.
- Baltasar Gracian | Adversity Quotes
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
- Baltasar Gracian | Enemies Quotes
Even knowledge has to be in fashion and where it is not it is wise to affect ignorance.
- Baltasar Gracian | Fashion Quotes
Good things, when short, are twice as good.
- Baltasar Gracian | Goodness and Giving Quotes
Wise men appreciate all men, for they see the good in each and know how hard it is to make anything good.
- Baltasar Gracian | Goodness and Giving Quotes
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, nothing at all.
- Baltasar Gracian | Men Quotes
'No' and 'Yes' are words quickly said, but they need a great amount of thought before you utter them.
- Baltasar Gracian | Opinion Quotes
Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
- Baltasar Gracian | Speakers and Speeches Quotes
Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.
- Baltasar Gracian | Time Quotes
Time and I against any two.
- Baltasar Gracian | Time Quotes
Truth always lags last, limping along on the arm of Time.
- Baltasar Gracian | Truth Quotes
It is a great misfortune to be of use to nobody; scarcely less to be of use to everybody.
- Baltasar Gracian | Vice Quotes
Good things, when short, are twice as good.
- Baltasar Gracian | War Quotes
A sage has one advantage; he is immortal. If this is not his century, many others will be.
- Baltasar Gracian | Wisdom Quotes
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
- Baltasar Gracian | Wisdom Quotes
The wise have a solid sense of silence and the ability to keep a storehouse of secrets. Their capacity and character are respected.
- Baltasar Gracian | Wisdom Quotes
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
- Baltasar Gracian | Women Quotes
Words are feminine; deeds are masculine.
- Baltasar Gracian | Words and Language Quotes
Begin with another's to end with your own.
- Baltasar Gracian | Writers and Writing Quotes
Surfeits of happiness are fatal.
- Baltasar Gracian | Happiness Quotes
If you are wise, live as you can; if you cannot, live as you would.
- Baltasar Gracian | Acceptance Quotes
A prudent man will think more important what fate has conceded to him, than what it has denied.
- Baltasar Gracian | Forgiveness Quotes
The heaven of the envied is hell for the envious.
- Baltasar Gracian | Other Side Quotes
There is no wilderness like a life without friends; friendship multiplies blessings and minimizes misfortunes; it is a unique remedy against adversity, and it soothes the soul.
- Baltasar Gracian | Friendship Quotes
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. Tis the sole remedy against misfortune, the very ventilation of the soul.
- Baltasar Gracian | Friendship Quotes
Friends are a second existence.
- Baltasar Gracian | Friendship Quotes
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 | Positive Quotes
Nothing arouses ambition so much as the trumpet clang of another's fame.
- Baltasar Gracian | Role Models Quotes
He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.
- Baltasar Gracian | Courage Quotes
Knowledge without courage is sterile.
- Baltasar Gracian | Courage Quotes
Sometimes it proves the highest understanding not to understand.
- Baltasar Gracian | Ignorance Quotes
The greatest wisdom often consists in ignorance.
- Baltasar Gracian | Ignorance Quotes
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
- Baltasar Gracian | Getting Going Quotes
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck, even while waiting for it.
- Baltasar Gracian | Luck Quotes
Some are satisfied to stand politely before the portals of Fortune and to await her bidding; better those who push forward, who employ their enterprise, who on the wings of their worth and valor seek to embrace luck, and to effectively gain her favor.
- Baltasar Gracian | Luck Quotes
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck, even while waiting for it.
- Baltasar Gracian | Action Quotes
One who was adored by all in prosperity is abhorred by all in adversity.
- Baltasar Gracian | Adversity Quotes
Superiority is always detested.
- Baltasar Gracian | Superiority Quotes
Words are feminine; deeds are masculine.
- Baltasar Gracian | Word Quotes
Friends are a second existence.
- Baltasar Gracian | Friend Quotes
Friends are a second existence.
- Baltasar Gracian | Friend Quotes
Friends are a second existence.
- Baltasar Gracian | Friend Quotes
Friends are a second existence.
- Baltasar Gracian | Friend Quotes
Friends are a second existence.
- Baltasar Gracian | Friend Quotes
Friends are a second existence.
- Baltasar Gracian | Friend Quotes
Friends are a second existence.
- Baltasar Gracian | Friend Quotes
Friends are a second existence.
- Baltasar Gracian | Friend Quotes


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