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The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Balthasar Gracian: Aphorisms 1

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

An able man will prefer callings en evidence which all men know of and utilise, and he thus becomes immortalised by universal suffrage. Rileggetevi Machiavelli e forse capirete. On the other hand, it is the fool's misfortune, to fail in obtaining the position, the employment, the neighbourhood, and the circle of friends that suit him. Remedies often make diseases worse: in such cases one has to leave them to their natural course and the moral suasion of time. It is a great art to profit by all that is good, and since Nature has made man in his highest development an abstract of herself, so let Art create in him a true microcosm by training his taste and intellect. It wasn't long before I not only enjoyed Marlboro, but also found A-Mild almost unsmokeable. I've listened to this Sir Arthur audio.

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

There are bizarre tastes that always take to their heart all that wise men repudiate; they live in love with singularity. Self-reflection is the school of wisdom. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. It is a great aim of prudence never to be embarrassed. Mediocrity obtains more with application than superiority without it. One has been a slowdown in the pace of next-generation product sales, both due to slowing market acceptance in some regions, and more importantly, tighter regulatory restrictions if not outright bans in many countries. Without this the best of natural dispositions is uncultured, and half is lacking to any excellence if training is absent.

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom Index

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

The ear is the area-gate of truth but the front-door of lies. We are not born perfect: every day we develop in our personality and in our calling till we reach the highest point of our completed being, to the full round of our accomplishments, of our excellences. It is a maxim of the wise to leave things before things leave them. To prefer moderate success in great things than eminence in a humble post has the excuse of a generous mind, but not so to be content with humble mediocrity when you could shine among the highest. Everything is good or everything is bad according to the votes they gain.

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Balthasar Gracian. Search eText, Read Online, Study, Discuss.

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Wisdom and strength, eyes and hands. Time's crutch effects more than the iron club of Hercules. The form will undoubtedly appear less formal to you, more futile. A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. I conclude that investors seem to be - much as they have for the past 30 years - misunderstanding smoker and activist behaviour.

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Learn the force of your intellect and capacity for affairs, test the force of your courage in order to apply it, and keep your foundations secure and your head clear for everything. The stars teach us this finesse with happy tact; though they are his children and brilliant like him, they never rival the brilliancy of the sun. Not always from first impulse; they will soon recognise the uniformity, and by anticipating, frustrate your designs. When you hear anything favourable keep a tight rein on your credulity; if unfavourable, give it the spur. There are also family failings as well as faults of position, of office or of age. This book can not be over-estimated. Ignorance is very raw; nothing contributes so much to culture as knowledge.

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Deceit rules the roast, and things are judged by their jackets, and many things are other than they seem. Skill consists in knowing these idols in order to bring them into play. It aims in the air with dexterity and strikes home in an unexpected direction, always seeking to conceal its game. I'm a little surprised by some ratings of this book. Wisdom does not trust to probabilities; it always marches in the mid-day light of reason.

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1979)

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

And if you should avoid this in ordinary conversation, how much more in official matters, and above all, in public speaking, where every appearance of unwisdom really is unwise. But as is well known in the area of statistics, correlation is not causation. And the focus is merely on aesthetic rather than essence. Let the sanguine man then make a comrade of the lymphatic, and so with the other temperaments, so that without any forcing the golden mean is obtained. It is not every one that finds the age he deserves, and even when he finds it he does not always know how to utilise it.

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Truth always lags last, limping along on the arm of Time. Truth is for the few, error is both common and vulgar. If it needs care to write a letter which is but a deliberate and written conversation, how much more the ordinary kind in which there is occasion for a prompt display of intelligence? He cannot make himself understood who does not himself easily understand. دو و نيم، نهايت سخاوتي كه مي توانم بخرج دهم! Before some it continually holds up the penalties of action, and becomes the mortifying lash of these fools. The truth is generally seen, rarely heard; seldom she comes in elemental purity, especially from afar; there is always some admixture of the moods of those through whom she has passed. It is the common lot of the unlucky to have a very fortunate outset and a very tragic end.

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

The desire for fame springs from man's best part. One is not obliged to belong so much to all as not to belong at all to oneself. His visions sour and cynical terrified his superiors. So look for a scapegoat, someone whose own ambition will make him a good target. Some reckon books by the thickness, as if they were written to try the brawn more than the brain. It's perhaps comforting to know that the book was written 300 years ago, and the world is still pretty much the same now as it was then.

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