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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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And how great soever a Man's Talents may be, unless they be cultivated, they are but half-talents.
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom



Note  

Note




Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Wikisource - L'Homme de cour (fr)

Wikisource - Oráculo manual y arte de la prudencia (es)




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.”
Baltasar Gracian - L'Homme de cour

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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