Baltasar Gracian

1601 - 1658

A Quote by Baltasar Gracian on virtue, self-respect, integrity, and judgment

Never lose your self-respect, nor be too familiar with yourself when you are alone. Let your integrity itself be your own standard of rectitude, and be more indebted to the severity of your own judgment of yourself than to all external percepts. Desist from unseemly conduct, rather out of respect for your own virtue than for the strictures of external authority.

Baltasar Gracian (1601 - 1658)

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A Quote by Baltasar Gracian

A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.

Baltasar Gracian (1601 - 1658)

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A Quote by Baltasar Gracian

Always act as if you were seen !.

Baltasar Gracian (1601 - 1658)

Source: Gracian's Manuals (1653)

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A Quote by Baltasar Gracian

The things we remember best are those better forgotten.

Baltasar Gracian (1601 - 1658)

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A Quote by Baltasar Gracian on enemies and friendship

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Baltasar Gracian (1601 - 1658)

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A Quote by Baltasar Gracian on evil

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

Baltasar Gracian (1601 - 1658)

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A Quote by Baltasar Gracian on boldness

Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.

Baltasar Gracian (1601 - 1658)

Source: El criticón

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A Quote by Baltasar Gracian on injustice

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 (1601 - 1658)

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A Quote by Baltasar Gracian on argument and justice

Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.

Baltasar Gracian (1601 - 1658)

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A Quote by Baltasar Gracian on boldness and fortune

He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.

Baltasar Gracian (1601 - 1658)

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