At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
Quote by Baltasar Gracian
Baltasar Gracian Quotes
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he...
Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being...
Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the...
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.
Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their...
Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.
Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
The preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance...
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is...
In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of...