Baltasar Gracian Quotes

Baltasar Gracian Quotes: Watchfulness is the only guard against cunning. Be intent on his intentions. Many succeed in making others do their own affairs, and unless you possess the key to their motives you may at any moment be forced to take their chestnuts out of the fire to the damage of your own fingers.
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Baltasar Gracian Quote: Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.
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Quotes about Baltasar Gracian: Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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Quote about Baltasar Gracian: Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.
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Baltasar Gracian Sayings: The things we remember best are those better forgotten.
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Baltasar Gracian Saying: It is profound philosophy to sound the depths of feeling and distinguish traits of character. Men must be studied as deeply as books.
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Sayings about Baltasar Gracian: Many of the things that bring delight should not be owned. They are more enjoyed if another's, than if yours; the first day they give pleasure to the owner, but in all the rest to the others: what belongs to another rejoices doubly, because it is without the risk of going stale and with the satisfaction of freshness. . . the possession of things not only diminishes their enjoyment, but augments their annoyance, whether shared or not shared.
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Saying about Baltasar Gracian: Possession hinders enjoyment. It merely gives you the right to keep things for or from others, and thus you gain more enemies than friends.
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Baltasar Gracian Quotes: Share weight and woe, for misfortune falls with double force on him that stands alone.
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Baltasar Gracian Quote: 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.
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Quotes about Baltasar Gracian: True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
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Quote about Baltasar Gracian: The truth is generally seen, rarely heard.
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Baltasar Gracian Sayings: 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
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Baltasar Gracian Saying: Yes and no are soon said, but give much to think over.
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Sayings about Baltasar Gracian: The best remedy for disturbances is to let them run their course, for so they quiet down.
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Saying about Baltasar Gracian: Excellence resides in quality, not in quantity. The best is always few and rare; much lowers value.
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Baltasar Gracian Quotes: You can cultivate taste, as you can the intellect. Full understanding whets the appetite and desire, and, later, sharpens the enjoyment of possession.
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Baltasar Gracian Quote: A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
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