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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

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There is no higher rule than that over oneself, over one's impulses: there is the triumph of free will.
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


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.”
Baltasar Gracian - L'Homme de cour

German
Keine höhere Herrschaft, als die über sich selbst und über seine Affekten: sie wird zum Triumph des freien Willens.”
Baltasar Gracian - Das Handorakel und Kunst der Weltklugheit




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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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