Spanish Philosopher Quotes

84 Spanish Philosopher quotes:

"Respect yourself if you would have others respect you."
"Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone."
"Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching."
"It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you."
"A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself."
"A beautiful woman should break her mirror early."
"A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends."
"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 a nothing at all."
"Be content to act, and leave the talking to others."
"Evil report carries further than any applause."
"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."
"Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders."
"Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil."
"It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it."
"Know or listen to those who know."
"Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose."
"True knowledge lies in knowing how to live."
"Work is the price which is paid for reputation."
"A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity."
"Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong."

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