: The Art of Worldly Wisdom: A Pocket Oracle (): Baltasar Gracian, Christopher Maurer: Books. The Art of Worldly Wisdom has ratings and reviews. 7jane said: This book wasn’t quite what I expected, yet it was still a good experience. If y. 74 quotes from The Art of Worldly Wisdom: ‘Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.’.

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Una persona abbastanza difficile, come del resto sono tutti gli aragonesi. No active discussions on Gracian found. Baltasar Gracian, in the Pocket Oracle, has accomplished what Niccolo never could, nor would have wanted to: Want to Read Currently Worlely Read. It is the misfortune of the over-celebrated baltasaar they cannot measure up to excessive expectations. Jul 23, Sarah Ansani rated it it was ok Shelves: Very insightful and thought provoking. Dio non viene quasi mai nominato in questo suo libro.

The prudent show restraint, and would rather fall short than long. I read this book everyday. Personally, I noted around 50 which I would consider essential to baltaaar in their entirety, as well as many, many more containing nuggets of gold; for a collection ofthere is an impressive amount of quality. Trecento aforismi, campioni di scrittura per un pensiero breve, affatto superficiale. Help us introduce it to others by writing a eisdom introduction for it.

I wish that I had many years ago.

The wise words of the ancients seem more appealing to us on account of the pure fact that these people lived so many years ago. Fashions have their periods and even the greatest virtues, their styles. Also, The Art of Worldly Wisdom contains only aphorisms, considerably less than the Maxims while packing the same amount of substance or more.

There are days when I am troubled and I will meditate on the problem, run my thumb over the pages and pick a random spot and it never fails to deliver some sage and relevant advice. Much on the same level of “Art of War” by Sun Tzu. I think it should be on everyone’s essential reading list. abltasar


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Though half bitter and half sweet, it is more satisfying to the taste. Not all were born into a period worthy of them, and many so born failed to benefit by it. She does so with pleasure or with pain, according to the nonsense presented. Glad to have caught a mint condition copy out of the corner of my eye at the bookstore today.

There is no beauty unaided, no excellence that does not sink to the barbarous, unless saved by art: He spent time in Huesca, where he befriended the local scholar Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa, who helped him achieve an important milestone in his intellectual upbringing. Lock up your winnings when they are enough, or when great. He studied at a Jesuit school in and and theology in Zaragoza.

To overvalue something is a form of lying.

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Baltasa one ever has an opportunity of fathoming him entirely. First published in Some of wizdom text clearly shows that certain aphorisms can be grouped together, and some themes do pop up again as one keeps reading. The language used is not contemporary, and it has been translated I am sure with the inflections of the translator. Better yet it’s written, how can I say, positively, without the cynicism of say, The Prince or other books who try to do the same.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Yet there exist those chamaleons of popularity who find their joy, not in the sweet breath of Apollo, but in the smell of the crowd. You will shield yourself from malevolence: Some were so astonishingly manipulative that I felt I were reading a handbook for sociopaths.

Of all this she is capable if not held in check by the wisest of wills. Translated to English by Joseph Jacobs in Feb 07, Mohammad rated it it was amazing. Seem this way, even if you’re not that way. By dangling before some nothing but the specter of their eternal suffering, she becomes the scourge of these fools.


The Art of Worldly Wisdom

There’s wogldly also some certainty that the author read “The Prince” since it came out earlier than this book, which came out in ; the fact that the author of this present book was a Jesuit no doubt helped, since I do know Jesuits have been This book wasn’t quite what I expected, yet it was still a good experience. It is the way of the gamblers of reputation. Published December 1st by Crown Business first published I truly love this book, could be s challengings if you’re not into classic literature, but for me, one of the best books I’ve ever read.

Jun 22, Kimber rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. Astonishing how true Garcian’s aphorisms remain hundreds of years later and how much the culture of Spain at the time seems so modern Disillusion is sometimes good, it helps in looking behind appearances, where danger and opportunities may hide.

Wjsdom writing, much like the religious experience, is defined in ways that diminish and ridicule its very existence. This book wasn’t quite what I expected, yet it was still a good experience. But at the bottom it is a fine analysis of the social reports and way to evolve in society. A fine exterior is the best recommendation of inner perfection. So, get off your computer, put down your electronic device, and read Gracian’s The Art of Worldly Wisdom the old fashioned way.