Baltasar Gracian Quotes (122 quotes)
“Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.”
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (2010 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780385421317
“Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.”
The Art of Worldly Wisdom, Shambhala Publications - ISBN: 9780834823280
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (2004 edition), Shambhala Publications - ISBN: 9781590301418
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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.