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BALTASAR GRACIáN
Things are done quickly enough if done well. If just quickly done they can be quickly undone.
BALTASAR GRACIáN
Harness the imagination: Sometimes curbing her, sometimes giving her rein, for she is the whole of h...
BALTASAR GRACIáN
A person of your century: Great persons are of their time. Not all were born into a period worthy of...
BALTASAR GRACIáN
Never exaggerate. It is a matter of great importance to forego superlatives, in part to avoid offend...
BALTASAR GRACIáN
Keep the extent of your abilities unknown.The wise man does not allow his knowledge and abilities to...
BALTASAR GRACIáN
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
BALTASAR GRACIáN
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
BALTASAR GRACIáN
If you make a film too American, it won't travel. It will have no life outside of its own countr...
BALTASAR KORMAKUR
In the case of 'The Deep,' because of the people involved, the talent and the real lives of ...
BALTASAR KORMAKUR
I've always looked at filmmaking as a lifestyle. There is no decision of when you go to work. It...
BALTASAR KORMAKUR
I really wanted to make 'Everest' visceral, real. One thing that amazed me when I was scouti...
BALTASAR KORMAKUR
Throughout the history of Iceland, men have been lost at sea; every family in Iceland is connected t...
BALTASAR KORMAKUR
I am a big fan of movies that don't take themselves too seriously. You know you won't change...
BALTASAR KORMAKUR
I think we all have to be satisfied that the law is being applied with impartiality.
BALTASAR GARZON
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.
BALTASAR GRACIáN
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
BALTASAR GRACIáN
When you counsel someone, you should appear to be reminding him of something he had forgotten, not o...
BALTASAR GRACIáN
The hossanas of the multitude can never bring satisfaction to the discerning. Yet there exist those ...
BALTASAR GRACIáN
Rivalry discovers that courtesy overlooks.
BALTASAR GRACIáN
Memory is not only unruly, leaving us in the lurch when most needed, but stupid as well, putting its...
BALTASAR GRACIáN
Do not enter where too much is anticipated. It is the misfortune of the over-celebrated that they ca...
BALTASAR GRACIáN
The best skill at cards is knowing when to discard.
BALTASAR GRACIáN
I have no problems with remakes, and I think it's interesting. I mean, coming from the theater, ...
BALTASAR KORMAKUR
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to al...
BALTASAR GRACIÁN
The king of Spain is a great potentate, who stands with one foot in the east and the other in the w...
JOHANN BALTASAR SCHUPPIUS (SCHUPPE)