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




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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.”
Albrecht Dürer
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My trade and art is to live.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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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.”
Vincent Willem van Gogh
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Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”
Pablo Picasso
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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.'”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful Science
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.”
Marcus Aurelius
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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.”
Albrecht Dürer
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.”
Francis Bacon
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.”
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis - Satires
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Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.”
Vincent Willem van Gogh - Letters to Theo
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Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”
Edvard Munch
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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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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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