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The Art of Worldly Wisdom
The Aragonese village where he was born Belmonte de Calatayudchanged its name to Belmonte de Gracian in his honour. Feb 07, Mohammad rated it it was amazing. Feb 12, Pages Pre-Order. This is the Penguin edition, so you of course have the value added of their wonderful introductions, with historical references anchoring Gracian’s life and the impact of the Oracle itself. Read it Forward Read it first.
Be the first to ask a question about The Art of Worldly Wisdom. The lessons are pithy and epigrammatic, both simple yet deserving of deep reflection and consideration and, most importantly, are eminently USEFUL in almost every interpersonal interaction in your day to day life, whether you are a dish washer or a senator — his teachings are that universal. There were a few standout aphorisms for me: So I decided on this small handbook of paragraph-long aphorisms.
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Sep 12, Pages Buy. 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. 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.
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Maybe same editions 4 50 Apr 07, Gracian was wwisdom of the wisest men who ever lived, and this is the free distillation of his wisdom. Certamente non un cinico.
There’s is also some certainty that the author read “The Prince” since it came out earlier than this book, which came out in ; the fact that the author of this present book was a Jesuit no doubt helped, since I do know Jesuits have been This book wasn’t quite what I expected, yet it was still a good experience.
I was very mechant with Macchiavel by advising you to substitute Gracian to him. The wise words of the ancients seem more appealing to us on account of the pure fact that these people lived so many years ago.
Theological writing, much like the religious experience, is defined in ways that diminish and ridicule its very existence. A friend gave me my first copy about six months ago and I have been reading it almost daily since then. This book can not be over-estimated. rat
See all reviews. It is a manual on how to be successful at anything in life. Robert Greene cited this book baltaaar and There are days when I am troubled and I will meditate on the problem, run my thumb over the pages and pick a random spot and it never fails to deliver some sage and relevant advice.
The Art baltxsar Worldly Wisdom. Sep 12, Pages. Feb 12, Pages. Glad to have caught a mint condition copy out of the corner of my eye at the bookstore today. Also by Baltasar Gracian.
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