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Biography - Baltasar Gracian:

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

There is no higher rule than that over oneself, over one's impulses: there is the triumph of free will.



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Translation

Translation

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French
Il n'y a point de plus grande Seigneurie que celle de soi-même, et de ses passions. C'est là qu'est le triomphe du franc-arbitre.

German
Keine höhere Herrschaft, als die über sich selbst und über seine Affekten: sie wird zum Triumph des freien Willens.




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He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory.

It is a great aim of prudence never to be embarrassed. It is the sign of a real man, of a noble heart, for magnanimity is not easily put out.




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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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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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