Baltasar Gracián y Morales, SJ, better known as Baltasar Gracián, was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud. His writings were lauded by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. source
Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always...
Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic...
Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your...
Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to...
Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave...
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.
We often have to put up with most from those on whom we most depend.
Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.
The things we remember best are those better forgotten.
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do.
Evil report carries further than any applause.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.
To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth.
When desire dies, fear is born.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Begin with another's to end with your own.
Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while...
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us...
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children.