Baltasar Gracian Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old baltasar gracian quotes, baltasar gracian sayings, and baltasar gracian proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The wise man learns more from his enemies than the fool does from his friends.      

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A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.     

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All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.     

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The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.     

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Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.     

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A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.     

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When desire dies, fear is born.     

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

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Nothing arouses ambition so much as the trumpet clang of another's fame     

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A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.     

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One deceit needs many others, and so the whole house is built in the air and must soon come to the ground     

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Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.     

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Begin with another's to end with your own.     

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Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.     

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

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A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.     

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All victories breed hate, and that over your superior is foolish or fatal.     

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There is no wilderness like a life without friends.     

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What should move us to action is human dignity: the inalienable dignity of the oppressed, but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable.     

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The things we remember best are those better forgotten.     

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Self knowledge is the beginning of self improvement.     

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The great art of giving consists in this the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.     

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

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There is no revenge like oblivion, for it is the entombment of the unworthy in the dust of their own nothingness.     

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

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Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.     

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The wise are always impatient, for he that increases knowledge increases impatience of folly.     

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

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Do pleasant things yourself, but unpleasant things through others.     

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Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.     

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