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Ability
Engrave this Quote Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
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-Baltasar Gracian, The Oracle
Action(s)
Engrave this Quote The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
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Age
Engrave this Quote At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
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-Baltasar Gracian
Anger
Engrave this Quote Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
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Beauty
Engrave this Quote A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
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Brevity
Engrave this Quote Good things, when short, are twice as good.
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Danger
Engrave this Quote Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
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Desires
Engrave this Quote When desire dies, fear is born.
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Enemy, Enemies
Engrave this Quote A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
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Envy / Jealousy
Engrave this Quote The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
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Evil
Engrave this Quote Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.
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Excellence
Engrave this Quote There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.
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Fashion
Engrave this Quote Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
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-Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldy Wisdom, 1647
Fight, Fighting
Engrave this Quote Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
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Friends
Engrave this Quote Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
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Engrave this Quote Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.
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Engrave this Quote Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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Gratitude
Engrave this Quote He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
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Engrave this Quote Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
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Heroes/Heroism
Engrave this Quote Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
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Ideas
Engrave this Quote Don't express your ideas too clearly. Most people think little of what they understand, and venerate what they do not.
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-Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom 1647
Imitation
Engrave this Quote To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth.
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-Baltasar Gracian
Innovation
Engrave this Quote Begin with another's to end with your own.
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Insanity
Engrave this Quote Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
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Knowledge
Engrave this Quote True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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-Baltasar Gracian

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