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

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A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.Baltasar Gracian

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Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.Baltasar Gracian

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

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

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Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.Baltasar Gracian

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

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

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

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Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.Baltasar Gracian

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Know or listen to those who know.Baltasar Gracian

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

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

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

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A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.Baltasar Gracian

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Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.Baltasar Gracian

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

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

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Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.Baltasar Gracian

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

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Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets.Baltasar Gracian

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

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Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.Baltasar Gracian

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Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.Baltasar Gracian

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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

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

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Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.Baltasar Gracian

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

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

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I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.Baltasar Gracian

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