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Baltasar Gracian

Quote of Baltasar Gracian - Nature scarcely ever gives us the...


Biography - Baltasar Gracian:

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

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.




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Quotes for: art


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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
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My trade and art is to live.
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The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.
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Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
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I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
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Quotes for: nature


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Quotes about nature:


Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.
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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
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Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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Know or listen to those who know.
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When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.
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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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There is no higher rule than that over oneself, over one's impulses: there is the triumph of free will.
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Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.
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