Who is Baltasar Gracian

Baltasar Gracián y Morales, S.J. (Spanish: [baltaˈsaɾ ɣɾaˈθjan]; 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 (Aragon). His writings were lauded by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.


The son of a doctor, in his childhood Gracián lived with his uncle, who was a priest. He studied at a Jesuit school in 1621 and 1623 and theology in Zaragoza. He was ordained in 1627 and took his final vows in 1635.

He assumed the vows of the Jesuits in 1633 and dedicated himself to teaching in various Jesuit schools. He spent time in Huesca, where he befriended the local scholar Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa, who helped him achieve an imp...
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Bizmarketplace: writers inspirational quotes begin with another's to end with your own. - baltasar gracian
Acadianschool: “know or listen to those who know.” -baltasar gracian
Nugetwisdom: better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone. baltasar gracian
Davidstogl: “without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.” ― baltasar gracian
Inlibrov: "many smash the mirror that reminds them of their ugliness. they cannot stand to see those who saw them." baltasar gracián the art of worldly wisdom
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