Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders.
Quote by Baltasar Gracian
Baltasar Gracian Quotes
Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some...
He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.
Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity
Work is the price which is paid for reputation
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to...
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the...
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.
Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.
Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.
He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much,...
Evil report carries further than any applause
Applause should be an emotional response to the music, rather than a regulated social duty.
Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
In the vain laughter of folly, wisdom hears half its applause.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink...