Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.
Quote by Baltasar Gracian
Baltasar Gracian Quotes
Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their...
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
No man's abilities are so remarkably shining as not to stand in need of a...
The more merit, the less affection
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink...
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel,...
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation
Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.
To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth.
Never participate in the secrets of those above you; you think you share the fruit,...
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Know or listen to those who know
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.
We may give advice, but we can't inspire conduct.
I don't give advice. I can't tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this...