Baltasar Gracian Quotes (122 quotes)
“Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave.”
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (2010 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780385421317
Art of Worldly Wisdom 1904 (2003 edition), Kessinger Publishing - ISBN: 9780766173545
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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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