Mix a little mystery with everything, for mystery arouses veneration.
Rate the intensive above the extensive. The perfect does not lie in quantity, but in quality.
Many people who pretend to be very busy have the least to do.
Harness the imagination, for she is the whole of happiness.
It requires as much caution to tell the truth as to conceal it.
One should cultivate good habits of memory, for it is capable of making existence a Paradise or an Inferno.
Do not commit yourself to anybody or anything, for that is to be a slave, a slave to every man Above all, keep yourself free of commitments and obligations - they are the device of another to get you into his power
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.
You have to appear wiser and more prudent than is required by the people you are dealing with if you want to give a high opinion of yourself.
There are friendships merely for pleasure, some for the exchange of ideas. Rarest are those friends of one's inmost self.
Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
There is no wilderness like a life without friends.
Yes and no are soon said, but give much to think over.
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 canâ€™t be good, be careful.
Truth always lags behind, limping along on the arm of Time.
The truest wild beasts live in the most populous places.
No one demands more caution than a spy, and when someone has the skeleton key to minds, counter him by leaving the key of caution inside, on the other side of the keyhole.
Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise. Baltasar Gra
Know how to ask. There is nothing more difficult for some people, nor for others, easier.
Attain and maintain a reputation, for it is the usufruct of fame. A stiff climb, for it is the issue of excellence, as rare as mediocrity is common.
La galanterÃa y la honra tienen esta ventaja, que se quedan: aquÃ©lla en quien la usa, Ã©sta en quien la haze.
Fortune soon tires of carrying anyone long on her shoulders.
Friendship multiplies blessings and...soothes the soul.
He who laughs at everything is as big a fool as he who weeps at everything.
To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.
Character and intelligence are the poles you talent spins on, displaying your gifts.
What the multitude says, is so, or soon will be so.
Do not make mistakes about character. Better be cheated in the price than in the quality of goods.
He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave. Baltasar Gracia