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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

Quote

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.
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom



Note  

Note



Maxim CXXXVIII


Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom

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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Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Il y a des tempêtes et des ouragans dans la vie humaine ; c'est prudence de se retirer au port pour les laisser passer. Très souvent les remèdes font empirer les maux.”
Baltasar Gracian - L'Homme de cour

German
Es entstehen zuweilen in der menschlichen Gesellschaft gefährliche Wirbelwinde, Ungewitter die aus dem Willen der Menschen ihren Ursprung nehmen: Alsdenn ist es eine Klugheit, sich in den sicheren Hafen retirieren, und allda Stille zu liegen, bis das Wetter ausgeraset. Oft macht man übel Ärger eben durch die Hilfsmittel, dadurch man sich zu helfen gedachte.”
Baltasar Gracian - Das Handorakel und Kunst der Weltklugheit




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