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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
Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Quote

It is the fool's misfortune to fail in obtaining the position, the employment, the neighbourhood, and the circle of friends that suit him.
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom




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.”
Baltasar Gracian - L'Homme de cour

German
Ein Unglück der Toren ist Verfehlung des Berufs im Stande, Amt, Lande, Umgang.”
Baltasar Gracian - Das Handorakel und Kunst der Weltklugheit




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It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.”
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If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.”
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
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Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.”
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Know or listen to those who know.”
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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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