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Baltasar Gracian
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Born: January 8, 1601

Died: December 6, 1658 (aged 57)

Nationality: Spanish

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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What is Nature? An encyclopedical, systematic Index or Plan of our Spirit. Why will we content us with the mere catalogue of our Treasures? Let us contemplate them ourselves, and in all ways elaborate and use them.
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