The best Quotes by Baltasar Gracián

The best Quotes by Baltasar Gracián

Baltasar Gracián y Morales, S.J. (8 January 1601 - 6 December 1658), better known as Baltasar Gracián, was a Spanish Jesuit and Baroque prose writer and philosopher. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud (Aragón). His writings were lauded by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.

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Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
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True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.
Gandalf in The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
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It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.
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Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
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Lord Beckett: "You're mad!"
Jack Sparrow: "Well thats good, cause if I wasn't, this'd probably never work."
Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean - Am Ende der Welt
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Wisdom is the offspring of suffering and time.
Izaro in Path of Exile
One part of wisdom is knowing what you don't need anymore and letting it go.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
There is a trade off - as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
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It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
To me, the very definition of the word "broken" suggests that something can be fixed.
Elijah Mikaelson in The Originals - Season 1 Episode 8
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Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.
Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas
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Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
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There is no such thing as bad ideas. Just poorly executed awesome ideas.
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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
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Being different isn't a bad thing. It means you're brave enough to be yourself.
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Don't let anyone, ever, make you feel like you don't deserve what you want.
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Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?
Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness
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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!
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I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself.
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You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.
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Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
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Is it better to be feared or respected? I say, is it too much to ask for both?
Iron Man - Tony Stark
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If you don't stand for something, how can anyone respect what you do?
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We don't need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.
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A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
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Sometimes, strangers can become more like family than blood ever could.
It's a mystery of human chemistry and I don't understand it, some people, as far as their senses are concerned, just feel like home.
He's a better person when she's around, and isn't that what friends are for, to raise you up and keep you at your best?
Nobody can avoid falling in love. They might want to deny it, but friendship is probably the most common form of love.
Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble.
There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions.
Lies are comforting. Truth is painful.
The bigger the lie, the more people believe in it.
Is a lie really a lie if it is honestly believed?
Anthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 2: Tower Lord
Give them the right lie and they'll believe it.
Anthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 1: Blood Song
Which is worse: A lie that draws a smile or a truth that draws a tear?
Bryan Bedford in Miracle on 34th Street
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as plain as the nose on your face.
Blue Fairy in Pinocchio
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.

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