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Baltasar Gracian

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Biography - Baltasar Gracian:

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

Know or listen to those who know.



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French
Savoir ou écouter ceux qui savent.

German
Einsicht haben, oder den anhören, der sie hat.




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Trust one who has tried.

Examine men's ruling principles, even those of the wise, what kind of things they avoid, and what kind they pursue.

A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent.




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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.
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Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.

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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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I know that I know nothing.
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.
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There are hurricanes in human affairs, tempests of passion, when it is wise to retire to a harbor and ride it out at anchor. Remedies often make diseases worse.
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There is no higher rule than that over oneself, over one's impulses: there is the triumph of free will.
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Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.
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It is the fool's misfortune to fail in obtaining the position, the employment, the neighbourhood, and the circle of friends that suit him.
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