1601-1658, Spanish Philosopher, Writer
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
Baltasar Gracian – [Beauty]

A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Baltasar Gracian – [Enemies]

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
Baltasar Gracian – [Heroes and Heroism]

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 – [Age and Aging]

Begin with another's to end with your own.
Baltasar Gracian – [Originality]

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Baltasar Gracian – [Insanity]

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian – [Friends and Friendship]

Good things, when short, are twice as good.
Baltasar Gracian – [Brevity]

Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.
Baltasar Gracian – [Friends and Friendship]

He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
Baltasar Gracian – [Gratitude]

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
Baltasar Gracian – [Gratitude]

It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.
Baltasar Gracian – [Luck]

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 – [Courtesy]

Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
Baltasar Gracian – [Love]

Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Baltasar Gracian – [Speakers and Speaking]

Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.
Baltasar Gracian – [Luck]

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
Baltasar Gracian – [Danger]

Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
Baltasar Gracian – [Fights and Fighting]

Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
Baltasar Gracian – [Losers and Losing]

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Baltasar Gracian – [Anger]

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