Quotes by: Baltasar Gracian
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.
He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.
It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.
Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.
He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.