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Biography - Baltasar Gracian:

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

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.



Note 

Note



Maxim CXXXVIII


Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Wikisource - Baltasar Gracián - L’Homme de cour (fr) 



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

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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.

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.




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Remember to keep a clear head in difficult times.

At any moment you choose you can retire within yourself. Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.

Endure, and keep yourselves for days of happiness.

The wise man sometimes flees from society from fear of being bored.

Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.




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