Friday, February 26, 2010

Quotes from Baltasar Gracian

Today's Thought: “It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.” ―Baltasar Gracian

A friend of mine posted this quote on Facebook today.  I thought it was good advice, and decided to do a little research on the author of the quote, Baltasar Gracian.  

I found this on Wikipedia: "Baltasar Gracián y Morales, SJ (January 8, 1601 – December 6, 1658) was a Spanish jesuit and baroque prose writer. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud." I found some more of his sayings, and these were a few that caught my attention: 

  • Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.    

  • Work is the price which is paid for reputation.

  • The wise does at once what the fool does at last.

  • A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.

  • Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. 

Just my interesting findings for the day...... 

No comments:

Post a Comment