Baltasar Gracián Quotes

Baltasar Gracián Quotes

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.

Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.

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

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.

Folly consists not in committing Folly, but in being incapable of concealing it. All men make mistakes, but the wise conceal the blunders they have made, while fools make them public. Reputation depends more on what is hidden than on what is seen. If you can’t be good, be careful.

One should cultivate good habits of memory, for it is capable of making existence a Paradise or an Inferno.

Knowledge without courage is sterile.

Die Freiheit ist kostbarer als jedes Geschenk, das dich verleiten mag, sie aufzugeben.

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

We have eyelids but not earlids, for the ears are the portals of learning, and Nature wanted to keep them wide open.

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