Baltasar Gracián y Morales was a Spanish Baroque prose writer. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud .
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“Respect yourself if you would have others respect you”
“Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave.”
“Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose”
“Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do.”
“Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.”
“Know or listen to those who know”
“We often have to put up with most from those on whom we most depend”
“Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.”
“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.”
“He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.”
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