The Art of Worldly Wisdom is a book written in by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, better known as Baltasar Gracian. It is a collection of maxims, each with. 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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View all 3 comments. I read this book everyday. His visions sour and cynical terrified his superiors. Entre varias de las ideas se puede subrayar el dar una apariencia coherente, el hablar lo necesario, reflexionar bien, rodearse de amigos y nunca excederse en el trato. Fu in conflitto con il suo ordine, per avere pubblicato scritti senza il loro permesso. Reading ten, slowly, in a row started to remind me of my lesser qualities, the voluminous nature of them.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Fashions have their periods and even the greatest virtues, their styles.

But the philosopher, being ageless, has one advantage: And a wise person understands that mistakes are made and that they, themselves, are not ba,thasar. So, if you want to get someone’s more understandable translation, Christopher Maurer is the translator you want.

The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián

Balthasar Gracian 20 Questions Please submit a quiz here. Non pensate che questo prete balhtasar secentesco voglia fare qualcosa di inquisitivo. Help us introduce it to others by writing a better introduction for it.

I own Martin Fischer’s translation and when I opened it up to read it, it made no sense to me grammatically or syntactically. Not all were born into a period worthy of them, and many so born failed to benefit by it.


Fortune wearies of carrying anyone long upon her shoulders. She does so with pleasure or with pain, according to the nonsense presented. Seem this way, even if you’re not that way. It’s quick and easy, click here. And not in mind: I was very mechant with Macchiavel by advising you to substitute Gracian to him.

Non si tratta di pessimismo oppure di ottimismo, ma di strategia, quella giusta maniera per far fronte alle debolezze proprie e quelle degli wisdm. He spent time in Huesca, where he befriended th local scholar Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa, who helped him achieve an important milestone wisdlm his intellectual upbringing. Want to Read saving….

Something i aphorisms over years old by Spanish writer Gracian, born four years after the release of Quixote, vol 1. I read this book slowly because it was such a painful experience.

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This book can not be over-estimated. May 29, Mike rated it it was ok. To excel and to know how to show it is to excel twice. It is the way of the gamblers of reputation.

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Aug 25, Justarius rated it it was amazing Shelves: The famous philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer translated wisdoom about years ago and called it “a book made for constant use” and recommended it as “a companion for life. True eminences are rare, so temper your esteem. Excellent series of lessons that people from all walk’s of life can enjoy and learn from. You will shield yourself from malevolence: A suprisingly good book, with something for everyone, even when not living like they once did.

The lessons are pithy and epigrammatic, both simple yet deserving of deep reflection and consideration and, most importantly, are eminently USEFUL in almost every interpersonal interaction in your day to day life, whether you are worrldly dish washer or a senator — his teachings are that universal.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is a great meditation on how to live simply, wisely. His proto-existentialist writings were lauded by Nietzsche and Schopenhauer.

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For this reason let the prudent go slowly, and err in understatement rather than overstatement. No active discussions on Gracian found. This is timeless in its wisdom–I would add I don’t agree with everything he says and that although he can be arh at times, this is a guide of “Worldly Wisdom” and something that as a Jesuit priest he was sometimes condemned for this worldlyness No one ever has an opportunity of fathoming him entirely.

ghe Having someone else take the blame for failure and be the butt of gossip does not spring from a lack of ability, as malice thinks, but from superior skill. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Praise awakens curiosity, which begets desire, and later, when the goods seem overpriced, as often happens, expectation feels cheated and avenges itself by running down the praised and the praiser. It is for the 17th Century Baroque Spanish upper society, Spain being then in decline, away from being the world power, with France and Rococo soon taking their place. Each paragraph contained a string of one-sentence aphorisms that give the appearance of world-weary wisdom to mask their overgeneralization.

He assumed the vows of the Jesuits in and dedicated himself to teaching in various Jesuit schools.

Feb 07, Mohammad rated it it was amazing. Dobbiamo saper dimostrare quello che siamo, non quello che altri vorrebbero che noi fossimo. Reason itself is not venerated when it does not wear a reasonable face. Much on the same level of “Art of War” by Sun Tzu.