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Biography - Baltasar Gracian:

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

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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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
C'est le malheur ordinaire des malhabiles gens de se tromper dans le choix de leur profession, de leurs amis, et de leur demeure.

German
Ein Unglück der Toren ist Verfehlung des Berufs im Stande, Amt, Lande, Umgang.




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