Baltasar Gracián y Morales was a Spanish Baroque prose writer. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud .
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“Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.”
“It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.”
“Evil report carries further than any applause”
“The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.”
“Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.”
“It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice”
“Wise men appreciate all men, for they see the good in each and know how hard it is to make anything good”
“At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel, at 50 a serpent, at 60 a dog, at 70 an ape, and at 80 nothing.”
“Yes and No are soon said, but give much to think over”
“Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.”
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