37 Inspirational Quotes by Baltasar Gracian

Baltasar Gracián was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher. Gracián is the most representative writer of the Spanish Baroque literary style known as Conceptismo (Conceptism), of which he was the most important theoretician.

Quotes by Baltasar Gracian

He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing the sage in much and God in everything.

— Baltasar Gracian

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.

— Baltasar Gracian

Never do anything when you are in a temper for you will do everything wrong.

— Baltasar Gracian

Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.

— Baltasar Gracian

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.

— Baltasar Gracian

Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.

— Baltasar Gracian

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.

— Baltasar Gracian

The things we remember best are those better forgotten.

— Baltasar Gracian

To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time which even he has who has nothing else.

— Baltasar Gracian

He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other’s slave.

— Baltasar Gracian

Without courage wisdom bears no fruit.

— Baltasar Gracian

Dreams will get you nowhere a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.

— Baltasar Gracian

When desire dies fear is born.

— Baltasar Gracian

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

— Baltasar Gracian

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.

— Baltasar Gracian

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune to keep him is a blessing.

— Baltasar Gracian

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune to keep him is a blessing.

— Baltasar Gracian

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

— Baltasar Gracian

Dreams will get you nowhere a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.

— Baltasar Gracian

Always leave something to wish for otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.

— Baltasar Gracian

Hope has a good memory gratitude a bad one.

— Baltasar Gracian

Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.

— Baltasar Gracian

The envious die not once but as oft as the envied win applause.

— Baltasar Gracian

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion and where it is not it is wise to affect ignorance.

— Baltasar Gracian

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.

— Baltasar Gracian

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune to keep him is a blessing.

— Baltasar Gracian

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

— Baltasar Gracian

Know or listen to those who know.

— Baltasar Gracian

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.

— Baltasar Gracian

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.

— Baltasar Gracian

Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself though even there he will have to put up with himself.

— Baltasar Gracian

Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself though even there he will have to put up with himself.

— Baltasar Gracian

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.

— Baltasar Gracian

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

— Baltasar Gracian

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.

— Baltasar Gracian

Without courage wisdom bears no fruit.

— Baltasar Gracian

Work is the price which is paid for reputation.

— Baltasar Gracian

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