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"Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check." Baltasar Gracian
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"He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave." Baltasar Gracian
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"Do not carry a spirit of contradiction, for it is to be freighted with stupidity and with peevishness, and your intelligence should plot against it; though it may well be the mark of mental genius to see objection, a wrangler about everything cannot" Baltasar Gracian
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"To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth." Baltasar Gracian
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"It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice" Baltasar Gracian
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"Wise men appreciate all men, for they see the good in each and know how hard it is to make anything good" Baltasar Gracian
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"Do not show your wounded finger, for everything will knock up against it." Baltasar Gracian
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"The greatest wisdom often consists in ignorance." Baltasar Gracian
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"Knowledge and courage take turns at greatness." Baltasar Gracian
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"The more merit, the less affection" Baltasar Gracian
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"Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone" Baltasar Gracian
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"Sometimes it proves the highest understanding not to understand" Baltasar Gracian
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"Time and I against any two" Baltasar Gracian
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"I strive to be brief, and I become obscure." Baltasar Gracian
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"Mix a little mystery with everything, for mystery arouses veneration." Baltasar Gracian
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"Don't take the wrong side in an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side" Baltasar Gracian
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"All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that." Baltasar Gracian
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"It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards." Baltasar Gracian
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"When desire dies, fear is born." Baltasar Gracian
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"A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity" Baltasar Gracian
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"A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a 'No,' sweetens truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself." Baltasar Gracian
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