Baltasar Gracian Quotes

80 Baltasar Gracian quotes:

"Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose."
"The passions are the humors of the mind, and the least excess sickens our judgment. If the disease spreads to the mouth, your reputation will be in danger."
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"He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold."
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"A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity"
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"Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself."
"Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side."
"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."
"To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth."
"Have friends. 'Tis a second existence."
"Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art."
"It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice."
"A beautiful woman should break her mirror early."
"Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave."
"Work is the price which is paid for reputation."
"Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance."
"Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone."
"The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause."
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"A beautiful woman should break her mirror early"
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"Fortune pays sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration"
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"The path to greatness is along with others."
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