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The pocket oracle and art of prudence

Author: Baltasar Gracián y Morales; Jeremy Robbins
Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2011.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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 controlling one's passions.

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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Early works
Quotations, maxims, etc. Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Baltasar Gracián y Morales; Jeremy Robbins
ISBN: 9780141442457 014144245X
OCLC Number: 660519146
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Description: xlv, 122 pages ; 20 cm
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Oráculo manual y arte de prudencia.
Responsibility: Baltasar Gracián ; translated with an introduction and notes by Jeremy Robbins.


A collection of 300 aphorisms. It encourages the readers to challenge themselves both in understanding and applying each axiom.  Read more...


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