Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
Quote by Baltasar Gracian
Baltasar Gracian Quotes
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not...
Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a...
Do not carry a spirit of contradiction, for it is to be freighted with stupidity...
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those...
Know or listen to those who know.
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he...
Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their...
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to...
Evil report carries further than any applause.
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some...
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy;...
Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do.
At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel,...