Baltasar Gracian Quotes (122 quotes)
“Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.”
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (2010 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780385421317
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Oráculo manual y arte de prudencia , maxim no. 59. Sometimes misattributed to Torquato Tasso
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsBaltasar Gracian
Born: January 8, 1601
Died: December 6, 1658 (aged 57)
Occupation: Philosopher, author
Bio: Baltasar Gracián y Morales, SJ was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud. His proto-existentialist writings were lauded by Nietzsche and Schopenhauer.
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