Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.

Baltasar Gracian on respect
51

Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.

Baltasar Gracian on love
18

Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.

Baltasar Gracian on speeches
16

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

Baltasar Gracian on enemy
15

Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.

Baltasar Gracian on loss
12

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.

Baltasar Gracian on danger
9
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A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.

Baltasar Gracian on gratitude
9

A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.

Baltasar Gracian on destroys
8

When desire dies, fear is born.

Baltasar Gracian on desires
7

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.

Baltasar Gracian on gratitude
7

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

Baltasar Gracian on anger
5

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

Baltasar Gracian on insanity
5
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

About Baltasar Gracian

Name Baltasar Gracian
Quotes 67 quotes
Nationality Spanish
Profession Philosopher
Birthday January 8, 1601
About 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.
Top topics wise, friends, fool, evil, life

Good things, when short, are twice as good.

Baltasar Gracian on brevity
5

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

Baltasar Gracian on procrastination
5

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.

Baltasar Gracian on envy
4

A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.

Baltasar Gracian on beauty
4

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.

Baltasar Gracian on knowledge
4

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

Baltasar Gracian on variety
4

One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.

Baltasar Gracian on opportunity
4

Begin with another's to end with your own.

Baltasar Gracian on innovation
4

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

Baltasar Gracian on friends
4

There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.

Baltasar Gracian on words
4

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.

Baltasar Gracian on friends
4

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 on asleep
3

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.

Baltasar Gracian on actions
3

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.

Baltasar Gracian on heroesheroism
3

To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth.

Baltasar Gracian on imitation
2

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

Baltasar Gracian on awake
2

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

Baltasar Gracian on luck
2

There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.

Baltasar Gracian on excellence
1

It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.

Baltasar Gracian on manners
1

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

Baltasar Gracian on ability
1

To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.

Baltasar Gracian on service
1

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 on applauded
1

He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.

Baltasar Gracian on communication
1

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

Baltasar Gracian on fashion
1

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

Baltasar Gracian on solitude
1

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 on age
1

Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.

Baltasar Gracian on friends
1

Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.

Baltasar Gracian on luck
1

Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.

Baltasar Gracian on talking
0

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 on adds
0

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 on blessing
0

Work is the price which is paid for reputation.

Baltasar Gracian on work
0

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.

Baltasar Gracian on wisdom
0

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 on discovers
0

Know or listen to those who know.

Baltasar Gracian on motivational
0

We often have to put up with most from those on whom we most depend.

Baltasar Gracian on depend
0

Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem.

Most things are judged by their jackets.

Baltasar Gracian on jackets
0

Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.

Baltasar Gracian on wrong
0