Top 10 Quotes by Baltasar Gracian

Baltasar Gracian

Know what is evil, no matter how worshipped it may be. Let the man of sense not mistake it, even when clothed in brocade, or at times crowned in gold, because it cannot thereby hide its hypocrisy, for slavery does not lose its infamy, however noble the master.

Baltasar Gracian
There is no beauty unaided, no excellence that does not sink to the barbarous, unless saved by art.
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One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.

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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

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

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We have more days to live through than pleasures. Be slow in enjoyment, quick at work, for men see work ended with pleasure, pleasure ended with regret.
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The greatest service you can render someone else is helping him help himself.

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Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
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There is no desert like being friendless.

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He who laughs at everything is as big a fool as he who weeps at everything.