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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

And how great soever a Man's Talents may be, unless they be cultivated, they are but half-talents.



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Translation

Translation

(French, Spanish)



French
Quelque grands que soient les talents d'un homme, ce ne sont que des demi-talents, s'ils ne sont pas cultivés.

Spanish
El mejor natural es inculto sin ella, y les falta la mitad a las perfecciones si les falta la cultura.




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See also...



We must cultivate our garden.




Quotes for: culture


Quotes

Quotes about culture:


Culture is what remains when one has forgotten everything we had learned.





Philosophy is the culture of the soul.





Whatever makes for cultural development is working also against war.





Anything that degrades culture shortens the paths that lead to servitude.





It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed 'Wisdom.' And then I know exactly what is going to follow: 'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.'





Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.











Quotes

Baltasar Gracian also said...


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





Know or listen to those who know.





When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.





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.





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





Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.












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