Spanish Philosopher Quotes

84 Spanish Philosopher quotes:

"Never open the door to the lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it."
"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."
"There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled."
"Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side."
"To oblige persons often costs little and helps much."
"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."
"Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets."
"He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well."
"Never have a companion that casts you in the shade."
"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."
"Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself."
"Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do."
"Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check."
"He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave."
"To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth."
"I strive to be brief, and I become obscure."
"It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards."
"Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit."
"When desire dies, fear is born."
"Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second."

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