Tag: Baltasar Gracián (page 2 of 3)

Wednesday Wisdom #18: Be common in nothing.

Fashions change and people change their colours like chameleons. Stick to what you want to do. Be original. Go against the crowd. :-p

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Wednesday Wisdom #17: Prize intensity.

Seek out excellence, but also make sure you exhibit it in everything you do. Don’t settle for second best. The quickest way to excellence? Intensity. 😀

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Wednesday Wisdom #16: Thumbscrews

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Wednesday Wisdom #15: Credulity

It’s easy to take things at face value. Instead, step back and consider things. Think, “Is this likely to happen?” and “Have I any evidence that this is or will be the case?”. :-p

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Wednesday Wisdom #14: Imagination

Imagination has an important part to play in creativity. But we shouldn’t indulge ourselves, otherwise we would upset our Aristotelian eudaimonia… :-p

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Wednesday Wisdom #13: Erudition

Wednesday Wisdom: Erudition

Gracián goes on to stress the importance of having a number of wise and/or witty sayings up your sleeve. It’s all about telling stories. 🙂

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Wednesday Wisdom #12: Things have their period

Ways of acting, speaking and doing come and go. Wisdom is always relevant. 😀

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Wednesday Wisdom #11: Exaggerated expectations

It’s always wise to hold back a bit and talk down big expectations. “Under-promise and over-deliver” as someone much wiser than me put it… 🙂

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Wednesday Wisdom #10: Application and ability

It’s all about deciding what you want to do and how hard you’re prepared to work. And by ‘hard’ I don’t mean the number of hours you put in – that’s a given! :-p

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Wednesday Wisdom #9: Life is a warfare against malice.

I’m not agreeing with Gracián that everyone is full of malice. But you need to be on your guard and mix things up a bit sometimes… :-p

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