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Baltasar Gracián Ï 7 CHARACTERS REVIEW ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Baltasar Gracián CHARACTERS Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia A uniue collection of advice for life Baltasar Gracián's The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence is a philosophical gem and perhaps the first 'self help' book ever written This Penguin Classics edition is translated from the Spanish with an introduction by Jeremy RobbinsWritten over 350 years ago The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence is a subtle collection of 300 witty and thought provoking aphorisms From the art of being lucky to the healthy use of caution these elegant maxims were created as a guide to life with further suggestions given on cultivating good taste knowing how to refuse the foolishness of complaining and the wisdom of contro. This book wasn t uite what I expected yet it was still a good experience If you have or will read Machiavelli s The Prince Sun Tzu s The Art Of War andor Castiglione s The Book Of The Courtier this is another good book to this type of books There s is also some certainty that the author read The Prince since it came out earlier than this book which came out in 1647 the fact that the author of this present book was a Jesuit no doubt helped since I do know Jesuits have been thought of as cunning both in positive and negative senseSo this book is a series of 300 witty thought proviking aphorisms which are nicely shown in the contents list with some helpful notes at the end you can t expect everyone to be familiar with GreekRoman classic texts including Aesop s tales and the Bible The name hints at the size of the first printing of this books pocket fitting and densely printed sometimes hard to read because of this It is for the 17th Century Baroue Spanish upper society Spain being then in decline away from being the world power with France and Rococo soon taking their placeSome of the text clearly shows that certain aphorisms can be grouped together and some themes do pop up again as one keeps reading The style is laconic which I like since it keeps the message clearly floating Translation keeps out most world play and puns since they don t translate wellThe author stresses the importance of taking ever changing circumstances into account as aphrosim s tips may not apply on every occasion In everything though prudence is the main key that keep one afloat in the changes and risks of the society There is value in difficulty than easy there is challenge this way Disillusion is sometimes good it helps in looking behind appearances where danger and opportunities may hide One has to realise that others are playing the game tooThere were a few standout aphorisms for me 1o1 110 183 249 273 297 really felt close to me Sometimes making me think of the state of the world now how to know when to fold em not to hold to opinions too stubbornly remember to already live and not leave living to old age and the act as though always on view sounds interestingThe last aphorism gives the whole lot a nice twist it might make you read the text again which may not be hard work since the book is uite slim The book is uite easy to read even if you don t really notice that Christianity still sort of flows underground in the text most of the time it might feel like the book s general message veers very close to Machiavelli yet in the end staying slight apartA suprisingly good book with something for everyone even when not living like they once did

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Baltasar Gracián Ï 7 CHARACTERS REVIEW ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Baltasar Gracián CHARACTERS Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia Lling one's passions Baltasar Gracian intended these ingenious pragmatic aphorisms to challenge the mind and recognised that few would be capable of applying themIn Jeremy Robbins's introduction to his penetrating new translation he examines Gracian's place in Spanish literature and his previous works Robbins also looks at the themes contexts and contradictions of The Pocket Oracle as well as the brevity and subtlety of Gracian's cool headed aphorisms This edition also contains a chronology suggested further reading and notesBaltasar Gracián 1601 1658 was born in Belmonte Aragon and entered the Society of Jesus in 1619 Teaching in Jesuit c. I have friends who read The Prince like a bible and its true that Machiavelli is worthy of repeated study both as a period piece and window into the Renaissance Italian soul and as possibly the most notorious treatise on Realpolitik ever written Machiavelli like Nietzsche has been misused by the unscrupulous and decried by the ignorant also IMHO both writers were actually better historians and analysts than they were philosophers per seBaltasar Gracian in the Pocket Oracle has accomplished what Niccolo never could nor would have wanted to a day to day primer of sage advice from a trained Jesuit mind who walked and worked in the highest halls of power in his time 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 universalRobert Greene strip mined Gracian for 48 Laws of Power but again IMHO it s always best to refer back to the seminal source even after being presented with as good a digest as Greene presented 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 Also this translation is I feel much better than those I ve seen marketed under the variant title Art of Worldly WisdomI read this book everyday I recommend it to every man woman or child that wants to live their very best Gracian was one of the wisest men who ever lived and this is the free distillation of his wisdom Billy Bathgate intended these Men of Blood Murder in Everyday Life ingenious pragmatic aphorisms to challenge the mind and recognised that few would be capable of applying themIn Jeremy Robbins's The Governess Game: Girl Meets Duke Series, Book 2 introduction to his penetrating new translation he examines Gracian's place Forbidden Vow Forbidden #3 in Spanish literature and his previous works Robbins also looks at the themes contexts and contradictions of The Pocket Oracle as well as the brevity and subtlety of Gracian's cool headed aphorisms This edition also contains a chronology suggested further reading and notesBaltasar Gracián 1601 1658 was born Nascent The Stork Tower #1 in Belmonte Aragon and entered the Society of Jesus Ninja Gaiden Worlds of Power in 1619 Teaching Christmas in Harmony Harbor Harmony Harbor #9 in Jesuit c. I have friends who read The Prince like a bible and ColorsColores its true that Machiavelli The Butterfly Groove is worthy of repeated study both as a period piece and window The Book Thief into the Renaissance Italian soul and as possibly the most notorious treatise on Realpolitik ever written Machiavelli like Nietzsche has been misused by the unscrupulous and decried by the The Year Mrs Cooper Got Out More Great Wharf Series Book 1 ignorant also IMHO both writers were actually better historians and analysts than they were philosophers per seBaltasar Gracian The Tomb of Napoleon The Hôtel des Invalides in the Pocket Oracle has accomplished what Niccolo never could nor would have wanted to a day to day primer of sage advice from a trained Jesuit mind who walked and worked The Witch in the Cherry Tree in the highest halls of power Dachshund Through the Snow in his time The lessons are pithy and epigrammatic both simple yet deserving of deep reflection and consideration and most Fables, Intégrale Volume 2 : importantly are eminently USEFUL Gideon's Sword in almost every Sex Drugs and Tessellation interpersonal The Meaning and Acuisition of Wealth interaction Serbian For Kids in your day to day life whether you are a dish washer or a senator his teachings are that universalRobert Greene strip mined Gracian for 48 Laws of Power but again IMHO John Carneys Carneycopia it s always best to refer back to the seminal source even after being presented with as good a digest as Greene presented This Fall for Him is the Penguin edition so you of course have the value added of their wonderful Neko introductions with historical references anchoring Gracian s life and the The Games We Play impact of the Oracle His Bidding The Best Medicine #1 itself Also this translation Royal Flush is I feel much better than those I ve seen marketed under the variant title Art of Worldly WisdomI read this book everyday I recommend Royal Flush it to every man woman or child that wants to live their very best Gracian was one of the wisest men who ever lived and this Who's Hu is the free distillation of his wisdom

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Baltasar Gracián Ï 7 CHARACTERS REVIEW ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Baltasar Gracián CHARACTERS Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia Olleges across the Kingdom of Aragon he was also at one time confessor to the viceroy of Aragon and chaplain to the Spanish army But it is as one of the great Spanish stylists and moralists that he is best known He wrote a series of short moral tracts marked by their elliptical epigrammatic style as well as a three volume allegorical novel The Critic 1651 57 Published in 1647 The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence influenced the vogue for the form in France and was uickly translated into the major European languagesIf you enjoyed The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence you might like La Rochefoucauld's Maxims also available in Penguin Classics. I m a little surprised by some ratings of this book I understand that this isn t a book that you exactly critiue because it s a renown oracle from the 17th century However I took the wisdom in this book less as HOW to be and as HOW to watch out for people like this I ll agree that it s all wisdom but it s something to UNDERSTAND rather than something to BE A lot of the advice gears toward deception vanity and greedLet someone else take the hit You will shield yourself from malevolence sound policy in those who govern Having someone else take the blame for failure and be the butt of gossip does not spring from a lack of ability as malice thinks but from superior skill Not everything can turn out well and you can t please everyone So look for a scapegoat someone whose own ambition will make him a good targetIn my opinion a wise person may not get into such a situation where they must blame someone else And a wise person understands that mistakes are made and that they themselves are not perfect I d rather be wary of a person who would put blame on me rather than be the blamerDo but also seem Things do not pass for what they are but for what they seem To excel and to know how to show it is to excel twice What is invisible might as well not exist Reason itself is not venerated when it does not wear a reasonable face Those easily duped outnumber the prudent Deceit reigns and things are judged from without and are seldom what they seem A fine exterior is the best recommendation of inner perfectionThere are many aphorisms throughout this book that encourage the reader to not only be aware of the deceit that is out there but to also play the same game And the focus is merely on aesthetic rather than essence Seem this way even if you re not that way This oracle is street wise and takes the definition of wisdom to a place that seems wise but in essence is not very virtuous in my opinionAlso understand that this has been translated by many different people I own Martin Fischer s translation and when I opened it up to read it it made no sense to me grammatically or syntactically Martin Fischer I presume is a literalist translator for Gracian did have that difficult to understand writing style where sentences were incomplete and there was a severe lack in verbs So if you want to get someone s understandable translation Christopher Maurer is the translator you want


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    (E–pub READ) Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia Baltasar Gracián Ï 7 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia This book wasn't uite what I expected yet it was still a good experience If you have or will read Machiavelli's The Prince Sun Tzu's The Art Of War andor Castiglione's The Book Of The Courtier this is another good book to this type of books There's is also some certainty that the author read The Prince since it came out earlier than this book which came out in 1647; the fact that the author of this present book was a Jesuit no doubt help

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    (E–pub READ) Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia Baltasar Gracián Ï 7 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia Astonishing how true Gracian's aphorisms remain hundreds of years later and how much the culture of Spain at the time seems so modernA work to study and be studied again and again This is timeless in its wisdom I would add I don't agree with everything he says and that although he can be spiritual at times this is a guide of Worldly Wisdom and something that as a Jesuit priest he was sometimes condemned for this worldlyness

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    (E–pub READ) Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia REVIEW ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Baltasar Gracián Baltasar Gracián Ï 7 CHARACTERS Use human means as if there were no divine ones and use divine means as if there were no human ones

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    (E–pub READ) Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián is unlike any book you are likely to find on bookshelves today Self help books can be helpful but they are usually focused on what to do after you have encountered certain problems Business books are often a collection of case studies or “war stories” The Art of Worldly Wisdom teaches the same sort of lessons and in a much broader context It is a manual on ho

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    (E–pub READ) Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia Cada uno habla del objeto según su afecto This little book is one of the most read and translated works of the Spanish Golden Age It

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    (E–pub READ) Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia I have friends who read The Prince like a bible and its true that Machiavelli is worthy of repeated study both as a period piece and window into the Renaissance Italian soul and as possibly the most notorious treatise on Rea

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    (E–pub READ) Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia I'm a little surprised by some ratings of this book I understand that this isn't a book that you exactly critiue because it's a renown oracle from the 17th century However I took the wisdom in this book less as HO

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    CHARACTERS Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia REVIEW ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Baltasar Gracián Baltasar Gracián Ï 7 CHARACTERS The contempt is the most subtle form of revengeGracian was Jesuit It did not respect many thing He had the arrogan

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    (E–pub READ) Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia This is one of the great books of wisdom dispensed in brief paragraphs with headings like better to be intensive than extensive and reserve is the seal of talent Gracian might best be described as an honorable politician; he advocates dealing

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    REVIEW ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Baltasar Gracián Baltasar Gracián Ï 7 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia Know a little and live a little less Others argue the opposite Well spent leisure is worth than work We have nothing of our own but time 245One of the first books I remember adding to my to read list many years ago

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  • Paperback
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  • Oráculo manual / El arte de la prudencia
  • Baltasar Gracián
  • English
  • 10 July 2018
  • 9780141442457