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Baltasar Gracian Quotes and Sayings

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Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants
will take you a long way.
- Baltasar Gracian

Related topics: Dreams

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
- Baltasar Gracian

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
- Baltasar Gracian

Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
- Baltasar Gracian

 

Know or listen to those who know.
- Baltasar Gracian

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
- Baltasar Gracian

Never do anything when you are in a temper,
for you will do everything wrong.
- Baltasar Gracian

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The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
- Baltasar Gracian

Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult,
and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case
that confidence may not fall asleep,
in the other that it may not be dismayed.
- Baltasar Gracian

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion,
and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
- Baltasar Gracian

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
- Baltasar Gracian

Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
- Baltasar Gracian

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
- Baltasar Gracian

At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion,
at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent,
at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
- Baltasar Gracian

A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
- Baltasar Gracian

Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
- Baltasar Gracian

Luck can be assisted.
It is not all chance with the wise.
- Baltasar Gracian

He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing,
the sage in much, and God in everything.
- Baltasar Gracian

When desire dies, fear is born.
- Baltasar Gracian

Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because
your opponent has taken the right side.
- Baltasar Gracian

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

Hope is a great falsifier.
Let good judgment keep her in check.
- Baltasar Gracian

Have friends.
'Tis a second existence.
- Baltasar Gracian

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly
with every new assignment.
- Baltasar Gracian

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
- Baltasar Gracian

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie
awake about them afterwards.
- Baltasar Gracian

A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
- Baltasar Gracian

To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth.
- Baltasar Gracian

Never open the door to a lesser evil,
for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
- Baltasar Gracian

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
- Baltasar Gracian

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
- Baltasar Gracian

He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
- Baltasar Gracian

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice;
a good one supplies everything,
gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
- Baltasar Gracian

To be at ease is better than to be at business.
Nothing really belongs to us but time,
which even he has who has nothing else.
- Baltasar Gracian

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
- Baltasar Gracian

The things we remember best are those better forgotten.
- Baltasar Gracian

Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself,
though even there he will have to put up with himself.
- Baltasar Gracian

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through
a joke than grave teaching.
- Baltasar Gracian

Those who insist on the dignity of their office show
they have not deserved it.
- Baltasar Gracian

To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.
- Baltasar Gracian

He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.
- Baltasar Gracian

At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion,
at 40 a camel, at 50 a serpent, at 60 a dog,
at 70 an ape, and at 80 nothing.
- Baltasar Gracian

One must pass through the circumference of time before
arriving at the center of opportunity.
- Baltasar Gracian

It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your
luck even while waiting for it.
- Baltasar Gracian

Begin with another's to end with your own.
- Baltasar Gracian

We often have to put up with most from those on whom we most depend.
- Baltasar Gracian

A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
- Baltasar Gracian

There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
- Baltasar Gracian

It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious,
especially those who envy you.
- Baltasar Gracian

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
- Baltasar Gracian

Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
- Baltasar Gracian

I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.
- Baltasar Gracian

Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her
favors by the shortness of their duration.
She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders.
- Baltasar Gracian

There is none who cannot teach somebody something,
and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.
- Baltasar Gracian

Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will
be miserable from your very happiness.
- Baltasar Gracian

Quit while you're ahead.
All the best gamblers do.
- Baltasar Gracian

It is better to have too much courtesy than too little,
provided you are not equally courteous to all,
for that would be injustice.
- Baltasar Gracian

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
- Baltasar Gracian

Little said is soon amended.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
- Baltasar Gracian

Things do not pass for what they are,
but for what they seem.
Most things are judged by their jackets.
- Baltasar Gracian

Evil report carries further than any applause.
- Baltasar Gracian

Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people.
There must always be some novelty left over.
The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations,
and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.
- Baltasar Gracian

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.
- Baltasar Gracian

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.
- Baltasar Gracian

Life expands to fill your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action
Inspired by Powerful Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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