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MT Whitington
MT Whitington • 2 years ago

Balthasar Gracian (1601-1658), Spanish-born Jesuit priest wrote Oraculo manual y arte de prudencia (1637, The Art of Worldly Wisdom), translated to English by Joseph Jacobs in 1892. It consists of 300 maxims on politics, practical tips for professionals, and prudent advice on one's personal life such as "Think with the few and speak with the many." There is no other known work that compares, and it is as relevant today in the twenty-first century as it was in the seventeenth

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