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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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Quotes about art:


Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





My trade and art is to live.





The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.





Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.





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.'





The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.











Quotes for: nature


Quotes

Quotes about nature:


Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.





Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.





Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.











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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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