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
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave...
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself though even...
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Know or listen to those who know.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion and where it is not it is wise to...
The envious die not once but as oft as the envied win applause.
Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.
Hope has a good memory gratitude a bad one.
Always leave something to wish for otherwise you will be miserable from your...
True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to...
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
When desire dies fear is born.
Dreams will get you nowhere a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.
Without courage wisdom bears no fruit.
He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.
To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us...
The things we remember best are those better forgotten.
Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to...
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
Never do anything when you are in a temper for you will do everything wrong.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing the sage in much...
A bad manner spoils everything even reason and justice a good one supplies...
We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics.