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You will shield yourself from malevolence: Glad to have caught a mint condition copy out of the corner of my eye at the bookstore today. The name hints at the size of the first printing worodly this books – pocket-fitting and densely printed sometimes hard to read because of this.

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Deceit reigns, and things are judged from without, and are seldom what they seem. Baltasar Gracian, in the Pocket Oracle, has accomplished what Niccolo never could, nor would have wanted to: No trivia or quizzes yet. Read it, and continue to read it continually. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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Why not post a question or comment yourself? This attracted the Society’s displeasure. Astonishing how true Rgacian aphorisms remain hundreds of years later and how much the culture of Spain at the time seems so modern Read this book slowly, then read it again, and again, and again.


A suprisingly good book, with something for everyone, even when not living like they once did. Feb 27, Philippe Malzieu rated it it was amazing.

Mar 19, Melina rated it it was amazing Shelves: We are experiencing technical difficulties. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Something i aphorisms over years old by Spanish writer Gracian, born four years after the release of Quixote, vol 1. It’s perhaps comforting to know that the book was written years ago, a This is one of the great books of wisdom, dispensed in brief paragraphs with headings like “better to be intensive than extensive,” and “reserve is the seal of talent.

About The Art of Worldly Wisdom The remarkable best-seller — a long-lost, year-old book of wisdom on how to live successfully yet responsibly in a society governed by self-interest — as acute as Machiavelli yet as humanistic and scrupulously moral as Marcus Aurelius.

Great translation by one Jeremy Robbins, a master on Spanish Baroque culture. Jul 23, Sarah Ansani rated it it was ok Shelves: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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This is timeless in its wisdom–I would add I don’t agree with everything he gracixn and that although he can arr spiritual at times, this is a guide of “Worldly Wisdom” and something that as a Jesuit priest he was sometimes condemned for this worldlyness So I decided on this small handbook of paragraph-long aphorisms. The book is like a social version of “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu and it advises to approach to all events and preventing from human-relational problems by wisdom and intelligence.


This interesting book The Art of Worldly Wisdom: The style is laconic, which I like since it keeps the message clearly floating. Also, The Art of Worldly Wisdom contains only aphorisms, considerably less than the Maxims while packing the same amount of substance or more. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Customers who bought this item ov bought.

Aug 25, Justarius rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gracian’s Art of Worldly Wisdom is a collection of maxims containing excellent, practical advice; very Senecan, and, at times, Machiavellian in sentiment but much more “Know a little more and live a little arr.

Sep 12, Pages. There were a few standout aphorisms for me: During the Spanish war with Catalonia and France, he was chaplain of the army that liberated Lleida in Jesuits are generally smart and experienced.

But in whatever language you read it, you should read it and read it many times. Oct 10, Pages.

Reading ten, slowly, in a row started to remind me of my lesser qualities, the voluminous nature of them. One of the best books I’ve ever read. aart

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Nov 10, Pages. Feb 12, Wiscom Pre-Order. This book is for those who wish to have an ambitious plan for success without compromising their integrity or losing their way.

The Aragonese village where he was born Belmonte de Calatayudchanged its name to Belmonte de Gracian in his honour.

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