The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
More Quotes from Baltasar Gracian:Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
Like love, courage is no joking matter. If it yields once, it will have to yield again, and again. The same difficulty will have to be conquered later on, and it would have been better to get it over with.
It is a great deed to leave nothing for tomorrow.
Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.
He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.
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