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Baltasar Gracián

October 24, 2015

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Respect yourself, but
do not be envious of
your accomplishments

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The dignity of
favorable beginnings
is lost on an ape

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Beautiful women
depend on the applause of
brute expectations

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Real friendship is
a great falsifier, as
obscure as nothing

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When desire gilds your
happiness, never contend
with integrity

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One must pass through the
peacock’s mirror to find the
limits of fashion

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Among gamblers and
fools, the burden of time slinks
like a mad serpent

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A reputation
is always built on the sweet
touch of bad manners

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Opportunity
is the art of affecting
a sage ignorance

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