Baltasar Gracián y Morales (8 January 1601 – 6 December 1658), better known as Baltasar Gracián, was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud (Aragon). His writings were lauded by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.
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The things we remember best are those better forgotten.
Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word never to withdraw one.
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.
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious especially those who envy you.
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
To equal a predecessor one must have twice they worth.
There is always time to add a word never to withdraw one.
He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.