Baltasar Gracian quotes

 quotes - Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. Share

“Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.”

— Baltasar Gracian

 quotes - Know or listen to those who know. Share

“Know or listen to those who know.”

— Baltasar Gracian

 quotes - Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. Share

“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”

— Baltasar Gracian

 quotes - Never have a companion that casts you in the shade. Share

“Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.”

— 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

“A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.”

— 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

“Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“The wise does at once what the fool does at last.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.”

— 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

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

— 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

“Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.”

— 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

“Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.”

— Baltasar Gracian

“Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.”

— Baltasar Gracian