Baltasar Gracian

95Baltasar Gracian Quotes

Spanish Philosopher born on January 08, 1601, died on December 06, 1658

Baltasar Gracian y Morales, SJ, formerly Anglicized as Baltazar Gracian, was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud. His writings were lauded by Nietzsche and Schopenhauer... (source)

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. view quote

Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave. view quote

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. view quote

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong. view quote

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. view quote

Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one. view quote

A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity. view quote

Know or listen to those who know. view quote

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment. view quote

Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side. view quote

Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise. view quote

We often have to put up with most from those on whom we most depend. view quote

Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness. view quote

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