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Baltasar Gracián was a writer and philosopher. He was a Jesuit, and was ordained in 1627. He is mostly known today for his wit, especially his collection of maxims known as The Art of Worldly Wisdom. Here is a small selection of the shorter maxims:
"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself."
"Virtue refuses facility for her companion … the easy, gentle, and sloping path that guides the footsteps of a good natural disposition is not the path of true virtue. It demands a rough and thorny r...