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Biography - Baltasar Gracian:

Spanish Jesuit and philosopher.
Born: 1601 - Died: 1658
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: Spain
Spain

When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.



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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Dans le doute, il n'y a rien de meilleur que de s'adresser aux gens qui savent.

German
Ist man zweifelhaft, so ist das Gescheuteste, sich zu den Klugen und Vorsichtigen zu halten.




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